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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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