Day in history for September 18, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The board of supervisors granted Jacob Meyer of Andalusia a license to sell beer and wine for one year.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The new residence of Robert Smith in South Rock Island was destroyed by fire. The only thing saved was a rocking chair.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Mamie Wendt, Rock Island, won first prize in the Community Chest essay contest.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Richard A. Johnson, 1029 16th St., Moline, has been transferred by the state department from La Paz, Bolivia, to Guadalajara, Mexico, as consul, according to an Associated Press dispatch from Washington, D.C. Johnson entered the diplomatic service in 1940, being assigned to Barcelona, Spain, after having served as a history instructor at Augustana College. In 1941 he was promoted to third secretary of the embassy at London. He is a nephew of former Postmaster Emil Johnson of Moline.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Wesley Hardin, armed with a commission from Gov. Dan Walker and flanked by attorney Stewart Winstein, attempted his takeover of the Rock Island County Recorder's office this morning. Mrs. Dorothy Craig, backed by attorney Stuart Lefstein and surrounded by wet-eyed employees, refused to give up the office. The tense confrontation eased somewhat when Mrs. Delores Anderson, the chief deputy, agreed to Hardin's request that she stay to run the staff.
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