Day in history for September 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Work at the Rock Island Arsenal during the year has included repair on the various workshops, avenues and bridges. This year's $390,000 appropriation is nearly exhausted.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America plans to establish a reserve emergency fund.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Foley Drug Store building at 18th Street and 2nd Avenue, Rock Island, was sold by the M And K Company to Peter and Gus Pontikes and Andrew Gianulis for $55,000.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Erik W. Welander, Moline, veteran Quad-Cities dahlia grower, accumulated the largest point total at the ninth annual Tri-City Dahlia Show. Hundreds of Quad-Citians attended the two-day event, which closed last night in the Masonic Temple, Rock Island. Other major winners were George Baker, Moline; Joseph A. Pastorek, East Moline, and M.G. Warlop, Moline.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline Kiwanis Club members have constructed a shelter in the city park located at 13th Avenue and 17th Street. The shelter was purchased and constructed by club members. Funds were obtained from activities such as Peanut Day. This shelter and other programs are meant to improve the life of children in Moline, a club spokesman said.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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