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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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