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 mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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