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 store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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