Day in history for October 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A.F. Cutter will build a tenement house at the corner of Deere and Canal Streets, Rock Island. A new stable will be constructed by James P. Taylor, proprietor of the Taylor House, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The 30th annual meeting of the northwestern chapter of the Woman's Foreign Mission was held at First Methodist Church, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A total of 367 Rock Island families have received aid in the past year from the Rock Island Welfare Association.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Word has been received that Mrs. Karl W. Berg, Moline, is winner of a major prize in a nation-wide ice cream recipe contest and that her recipe is eligible for the grand prize of an automobile to be awarded soon. The ice cream recipe contest was conducted locally by the Old Mill Ice Cream Co. and nationally by Sealright Co., Inc., manufacturer of ice cream containers. Mrs. Berg's winning ice cream recipe is Glacial Angel Pie.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An East Moline man had his son arrested today after the youth took his car without permission. The son was charged with theft of a motor vehicle on a complaint made by his father. The father said his son took the car keys from his pants pocket and returned the car about 4:30 this morning. Police were called to the house three times on the complaint.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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