Day in history for October 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
D.B. Sears and C. Truesdale of Rock Island, James M. Allan of Geneseo and Charles Atkinson of Moline are on the committee which will consider possible extension of the Hennepin Canal.

1900 -- 100 years ago
W.H. Baumann was elected president at the annual reorganization meeting of the Thirty Club.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A riverfront improvement fund will be established from increased yearly rental for levee property in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Purchase of the Book Nook, 1813 2nd Ave., Rock Island, by Heinrich W. Maxeiner, Rock Island building contractor, was revealed today. The bookstore was bought from the estate of the late Mrs. Almeda Humphrey, and plans are being made to modernize the interior, Mr. Maxeiner said. No changes are planned in the lines of books and periodicals sold by the store.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Christine Mohr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Mohr, rural East Moline, took the top prize for a tap dance routine in the 26th Annual Youth Talent Contest sponsored by the Illinois State Court Catholic Order of Foresters. She competed in the grade 5 and younger category. Also winning honors was Brian Adlfinger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Adlfinger, East Moline. He won third in the senior division (grades 6 through age 15) with an electric guitar solo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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