Day in history for October 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Drake of The Argus has purchased a one-half interest in the paper mill in Milan.

1900 -- 100 years ago
S.W. Schell had a miraculous escape from violent death when his shirt sleeve was caught in a shafting in the Deere And Co. shop.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars looted the J.L. Downing Store, Rock Island, of cash and rings.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Fred H. Mills, 2058 30th St., Rock Island, told police this morning his antique hitching post, weighing 100 pounds, disappeared from his yard last night. Mills said Halloween pranksters last year broke the post and hung it on a utility pole. This year, with the post repaired, thieves dug three feet into the ground to remove the entire post. Mills is offering a $25 reward for recovery of the antique.

1975 -- 25 years ago
November marks the golden anniversary of Ray Anderson Radio And TV, Inc. and grand opening at the new location, 20th Ave. And 16th St., Moline, is being planned. Anderson's is the oldest radio store in the Quad Cities, having been started by Ray Anderson in his home on 17th St. Ray then moved to 5th Ave. And 11th St., the old American Electric Co. Later he had a shop in the back of the Leath Furniture Store at 5th Ave. And 15th St., which burned down. From there he moved to 402 15th St. and began his long career.

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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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