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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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