Day in history for October 16, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The room of Mr. and Mrs. Jenree at the Commercial House, Monmouth, was burglarized of a gold watch and other jewelry.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Flour is selling at $1.05 a sack; coffee is 15 cents a pound in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
R.P. Galbraith purchased a new garage building from H.C. Wells for $75,000. The garage is located at 1818-1822 4th Ave., Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Emma Oldenburg, 83, Davenport, apparently suffered no ill effects from being trapped in the bathtub at her home from Saturday night until yesterday afternoon, Davenport police said today. Authorities were called yesterday when neighbors were unable to enter the locked bathroom, and they removed a screen to enter the room through the window. Mrs. Oldenburg said she got into the tub Saturday night and was unable to get out.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Mitch Van Hulle demonstrated one good turn deserves another when he retired recently from International Harvester's East Moline plant. His fellow employes took up a collection and presented VanHulle with a going away gift of $115. VanHulle added $50 of his own and turned the $165 sum over to the American Cancer Society. VanHulle's wife died of cancer seven years ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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