Day in history for September 23, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island County Superintendent of Schools M.M. Sturgeon reports $328.96 in receipts on hand.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Sylvan Steel Works reopened its plant after being idle several months.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The new $300,000 home of the Moline Elks was dedicated.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Two Rock Island children will appear on radio and television tomorrow in Chicago. Diana and Dwayne, the two youngest members of the Czupka family orchestra, will present a chain dance, in which their feet are chained together, on WENR at 12:30 o'clock tomorrow afternoon. It will be a feature of the M.B. Sachs Amateur Hour program. The entire family of musicians will visit Hines Hospital at Hines Oct. 13, presenting their third concert there for the entertainment of the veteran patients.

1975 -- 25 years ago
When asked ``What do you want to be when you grow up?'' 12 year old Eddie Voss, Rock Island, replies ``A professional magician.'' Voss says he knew that magic was his destiny when he read about the subject in a book that his father, Bernard Voss, bought for him a couple of years ago. For $10 (it used to be $3.50) Eddie will perform his act at parties, meetings, etc. His first show was given for the PTA of Thomas Jefferson School, Milan. He knows about 120 tricks.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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