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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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