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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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