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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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