Day in history for September 15, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Burglars entered the house of L.D. Hamilton on the corner of Swan and Toledo Streets, Rock Island, and escaped with $20 in property.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The formal opening of the Burtis Opera House in Davenport is set next week.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- A.B. Carlson, J.A. Weishar and L.M. Casteel were named colonels of three groups in the Rock Island Community Chest fund drive.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Establishment of a system in the Quad-Cities to catch bogus check writers through their thumbprints was planned yesterday at a 3 1/2 hour meeting of businessmen and municipal officials in the LeClaire Hotel. It is a system that is being set up at various places throughout the country on a commercial basis by a private concern, the Protected Check Corporation of America, with headquarters in Denver, Colo. It is estimated that $500,000,000 worth of bad checks are cashed each year in the United States.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Col. Alden L. Cox, a native of Moline and a veteran of more than 23 years of military service, has assumed command of Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, N.Y., in a special change of command ceremony. Col. Cox is married to the former Rhonda Marie Smith of East Moline.
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