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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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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