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: 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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