Day in history for September 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Chris Gaetjer has bought out the City Hall Saloon, Rock Island, owned by C. Young.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Plans for new furniture store buildings in Rock Island were announced by Clemann and Saltzmann.

1925 -- 75 years ago
William T. Burke was elected grand knight of Allouez council, Knights of Columbus.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Tomorrow, WHBF-TV will interconnect directly with the television production centers of New York, Chicago and Washington, bringing ``live'' network television to the Quad-Cities for the first time. WOC-TV also will join the network tomorrow. L.C. Johnson, manager of WHBF, said the change-over by WHBF will be made about 1 p.m. Saturday, in time for the ``live'' viewing of the Notre Dame football game. The game between Notre Dame and North Carolina will be shown direct from South Bend, Indiana.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Workmen are putting the finishing touches on Moline's new municipal services garage, 35th Street and 4th Avenue, and city officials hope the building will be ready by November. The structure, estimated to cost $500,000 including equipment, will enable the city to consolidate servicing and repair of municipal vehicles under one roof. The new building will replace the old city garage at the foot of 17th Street.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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