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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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