Day in history for October 23, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Market Square, Rock Island, is crowded every day with farmers' wagons loaded with potatoes, corn and hay.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The new studio of Mr. and Mrs. George Blakslee, Rock Island, has been opened for business.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Miss Helen Wait of Reynolds was declared champion for the work projects of the girls' 4-H Clubs of Rock Island County.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Some Quad-Cities good samaritan may think that for an act of kindness he was repaid by bad luck. Mrs. Robert Custer, 1573 31st Ave., Moline, wants to return his auto jack. Late yesterday afternoon, a tire on Mrs. Custer's car went flat near the Milan bridge. As hundreds of cars whizzed by, Mrs. Custer stood helpless because her own jack wouldn't work. Then a yellow car stopped, a man got out and promptly changed Mrs. Custer's tire, using his own jack. When the job was completed, the jack was inadvertently thrown in the trunk of Mrs. Custer's car.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Rock Island police detectives have found no traces into the theft of three paintings and some pottery work from a professional art exhibition at Augustana College. The paintings, valued at more than $1,500, included two by Dave Lund of rural Quad-Cities farm scenes. This is the largest art theft in memory at the college.
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