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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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