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: 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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