Day in history for October 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Insanity takes most curious forms. A Davenport girl told a fellow she would marry him, just for fun, you know. He procured a marriage license and presented it for business and that girl very considerately asked him if he couldn't take a joke. And now they are trying him for insanity.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Durant Howard, editor of the Rock Island Republican, announced that the publication of the paper has been suspended.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A runaway team demolished the new traffic light post at 9th Street and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Pre-Halloween vandals were blamed by police today for the theft of 8 to 10 small pillows and 2 bed-size pillows from a porch at the residence of Mrs. George E. Benson, 828 44th St., Rock Island. Police said they received reports the pillows were taken by several youths and subsequently destroyed in order that the youths could sprinkle feathers on cars and porches.

1975 -- 25 years ago
There is an art to janitorial services at Colona Grade School. Daryl Person, 18, is an artist at heart and a janitor only by occupation. Person was hired as a part-time janitor this summer to paint two Trojans, the school emblem, on the gymnasium walls. He estimates the first Trojan took three weeks to paint and the second a week and a half.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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