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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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