Day in history for October 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Moline, as usual, brought home several first premiums from the St. Louis fair: Deere, Mansur And Co. for the largest and best display of agricultural implements; and the Moline Plow Co. for the best walking cultivator.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Judge N.E. Worthington spoke at Harper's Theater, Rock Island, under the auspices of the Democratic county central committee.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island board of local improvements approved the brick resurfacing plan for 12th Street.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Pranksters who prematurely set off a homecoming rally bonfire at Alleman Catholic High School, Rock Island, last night, not only caused extra work for Alleman students, but also endangered the neighborhood by their vandalism. Flames from the 12-foot high bonfire soared skyward about 7 p.m., carrying burning pieces of cardboard into residential areas.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline city officials are having a tough time satisfying everyone when it comes to a sidewalk along the east side of 7th St. Parents and PTA members from Hamilton and William Carr Elementary schools urged the council to install the sidewalk for the safety of children walking to school. Property owners want the sidewalk next to the curb, rather than eight feet from the curb, as proposed by the engineering department.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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