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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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