Day in history for September 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The officers of Wide Awake Hose Company, No. 2, are: James Johnson, foreman; Daniel Hesly, assistant; Peter Smith, secretary; Thomas Johnson, treasurer, and Edward Rettiker, plugman.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Fred Mueller was elected president of the Rock Island High School Athletic Association.

1925 -- 75 years ago
John Armstrong and Oscar Hendrian signed contracts with the Rock Island Independents football team.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island board of education, at its meeting last night, adopted a resolution to call the attention of the city council to the need of traffic control in school areas. The board will request the council to substitute stop signs instead of slow signs at school crossings. The presence of policemen at dangerous crossings before and after classes also will be sought.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A 32-pound muskie fish represents a grand personal trophy for Loren Hays of Orion, but he caught the fish too early for it to become a prize winner. Hays participates annually in a muskie rodeo at Cass Lake, Minnesota, but he caught his huge speciman, which measures 47 1/2 inches, two days before the rodeo officially opened. Hays caught a 24-pound muskie during the competition, which put him on the prize list.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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