Day in history for September 24, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The enterprising little town of Port Byron is ambitious of city honors. A petition has been received by the county court asking that the town may be incorporated as a village under the laws of the state. An election to decide the matter will be held on Sept. 30.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The lower road projects are being discussed by the Rock Island Retail Merchants Association.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- John F. Harris was elected president of the Men's Club at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Janet Feirn, 11-year-old-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Feirn, Rock Island, is reported in ``good'' condition today after incurring a fractured left wrist while playing near her home at 5:05 p.m. yesterday. Police, who took the girl to the hospital in a squad car, said she was injured while playing leap frog.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Moline's ban on pinball machines would be partially lifted if the city council adopts a recommendation from its license and franchise committee. The committee Tuesday night recommended to the council that the city's ordinance prohibiting pinball machines be revised to allow the machines in ``family recreation centers.'' The ban on pinball machines was instituted and retained in the past ``because of certain elements that are associated with pinball machines.''
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