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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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