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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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