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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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