Day in history for September 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Petit jurors from Rock Island township are: Adam Mauker, I.N. Holmes, Alvin Hull, Elijah Carter and William Harper.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. W.H. Martin of Rock Island won the fourth annual contest for the women's championship of Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mayor Walter A. Rosenfield was named general chairman of the Rock Island community chest drive.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Some of the finest horses in the Midwest will be put through their paces tonight when the Rock Island Benefit Horse Show opens at Douglas Park. A total of 140 horses have been registered by 62 stables for the three show sessions tonight, tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night. Large crowds are anticipated because of the outstanding show which has been lined up.

1975 -- 25 years ago
To smoke or not to smoke, that is the question the East Moline City Council public-safety committee asked. As Police Chief Merle O'Dell and Ald. Wayne Cummings puffed away on cigarettes, committee chairman Ald. Ralph VanDeCasteele proposed that the city attorney and fire chief research the possibilities of outlawing smoking in East Moline stores. The idea met with resounding approval from the non-smoking members of the panel, but Cummings and O'Dell attempted to snuff out the spark, claiming any such law is unenforceable.

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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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