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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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