Day in history for September 17, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline and First National banks have been greatly improving the appearance of their buildings and at the same time adding to the safety of their treasures. The cashiers now greet the public from behind the bars, windows and all. In a few days, they also will add another safeguard. It is the Sargent's chronometer bank lock. The lock is a most delicate piece of machinery and costs $500.

1900 -- 100 years ago
John Volk and Company was awarded the contract for erection of a depot by the Davenport, Rock Island And Northwestern Railroad.

1925 -- 75 years ago
William H. Toal, Rock Island, was injured in a 30-foot fall from a telegraph pole in Moline.

1950 -- 50 years ago
George ``Bud'' McCabe is the 1950 Tri-City Title golf champion, and he did it the hard way. He defeated Alan Howard yesterday in one of the tightest 36-hole finals in the history of the 21-year-old blue ribbon classic, 1 up.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bids for drilling a secondary supply well for the Quad-City Airport will be sought despite plans by Moline to extend water service across the Rock River. The airport is still interested in using city water but must make alternate plans in case the city is unable to supply water immediately. One of the airport's two wells collapsed this summer.

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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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