Day in history for October 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
McCarty, Rafferty And Co. have been awarded the contract for the stone work at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club entertained James Whitcomb Riley in the parlors of the Kimball House, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana board of directors is expected to approve plans for a new $200,000 building.

1950 -- 50 years ago
When Scott County's new courthouse is completed, residents of the county can expect a building designed for utmost economy. Such was the opinion advanced by C.C. Woodburn of the architectural and engineering firm of Dougher, Rich And Woodburn, Des Moines, at a meeting with 50 representatives of Davenport civic groups yesterday. Woodburn said the new courthouse will be designed as a dignified office building and will be planned to provide maximum safety for the valuable records of various county officials.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bill Colby, Knox College junior from East Moline, has won the 1975 K Club Award at the Galesburg college. The honor goes to an athlete who wins two varsity letters as a sophomore and ranks among the top three in grade points among those men winning letters. Colby has earned letters in basketball and baseball at Knox and is captain of this year's Siwash basketball team.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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