Day in history for September 16, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A burglar was captured after taking $7 from the cash drawer of Otto Gottsch's saloon in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The cornerstone of the Moline Industrial Home was laid by Hans Bjorkman.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Nic LeGrand of Rock Island was elected Illinois and eastern Iowa Kiwanis district governor.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The possibility of a hit-and-run accident involving a pedestrian was being probed this afternoon by Rock Island police as a result of the mysterious actions of a motorist who stopped briefly at a Rock Island service station this morning. Police were told the motorist drove into Bognar's, 46th St. and 7th Ave., and asked that the car oil be checked. The attendant noticed the front end of the car was caved in, and blood was dripping from the grill and bumper. He asked the motorist what happened but got no response. Instead, the driver started the car and drove away. Police were told there was no evidence of hair or feathers on the front of the car to indicate the auto might have hit an animal or bird.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A huge gourmet's delight was found south of Geneseo by Vern Beauseigneur, Geneseo. He was on his way squirrel hunting but a giant of an edible mushroom commonly called a ``puffball'' took his mind off squirrels. The mushroom weighs approximately 15 pounds and is about 36 inches in circumference.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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