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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.

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