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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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