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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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