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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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