Day in history for October 28, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Licenses to operate drug stores in Rock Island were issued to Emil Koehler and C. Speidel. Henry Reddig and Jacob Roth were granted saloon licenses.

1900 -- 100 years ago
M.J. McEniry, Moline, was appointed to fill the vacancy in the legislative ticket by the Democratic committee of the thirty-third senatorial district.

1925 -- 75 years ago
An Argus article told in detail of the coming of color television, then called radio-vision.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Homecoming bells are ringing right along with wedding bells today for a Chicago girl who thought her Moline mother was dead. She is Joan Streitmatter, 17, daughter of Mrs. Raymond McGee. She was separated from her mother 10 years ago due to unfortunate circumstances. She has lived in a Chicago home for girls and friends decided to give her a wedding with all the trimmings. Joan's mother read an Associated Press story in a local newspaper about her upcoming wedding and called Chicago when she got the idea that Joan might be her daughter.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A $41 million deluxe Interstate 74 will open through Moline about Dec. 1. Estimated cost was $15 million when construction began in 1963. The $41 million figure includes the cost of land acquistion and construction from the Rock River to the Mississippi.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.

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