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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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