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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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