Day in history for September 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The stone work on the new city bridge between Hake's and Vandruff's Islands will soon be completed, and preparations are being made for the iron work.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Central Trust And Savings Bank made its deposit of $50,000 with the state auditor and received authority to operate the trust department in connection with its banking business.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The new home of the Argus was inspected by 6,500 people at an open house.

1950 -- 50 years ago
On recommendation of the city council's river-rail terminal committee, Rock Island aldermen last night accepted the bid of the Dohrn Transfer Co., Rock Island, on a 99-year lease of city-owned land at the west end of 4th Avenue. The Dohrn firm bid $1,500 annually and proposes to erect a freight terminal and storage building estimated to cost a minimum of $150,000.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Soon now the little band of Carmelite Sisters, who have called the Queen of Angels Monastery their home for the past 60 years, will pack and move to a new home in Eldridge, Iowa, now almost completed. Today the sale of the Carmelite Monastery to the Unity Church, Davenport, for a reported $185,000, will be closed. Dr. Randolph Schmelig, minister of the 200-member congregation, said they found the old 70-room monastery in perfect condition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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