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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.

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