Day in history for October 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mathias Schnell was low bidder for building of Broadway Church in Rock Island. His bid was $21,630.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Col. James P. Donahue, Davenport, defeated Dr. G.L. Eyster, Rock Island, at the men's handicap golf tournament at Rock Island Arsenal.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A $100,000 addition will be added to the Servus Rubber Company plant in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The safety committee of Wells School, Colona Avenue, south of East Moline, met with Floyd A. Shetter, Rock Island County superintendent of schools, this morning to discuss plans for safeguarding pupils of the school. It was decided to have stop signs printed and to place them on bamboo poles which members of the school safety patrol will hold over the highway, Colona Avenue, to stop traffic while children cross the highway. The group will ask the aid of state highway police in instructing the patrol boys in getting the plan started.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Derek Woods, Moline, won the Ford Motor Company's Punt, Pass and Kick zone competition in Bettendorf. He won the 11-year-old division and next participates in district competition. Tony Styx of Milan, another contestant who advanced through the Moline local competition sponsored by Sexton Ford Sales, finished second in the 12-year-old division in zone competition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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