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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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