Day in history for October 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Charity Grove, No. 32, United Ancient Order Druids are: F. Applequist, J. Miller, E. Beck, R.H. Vermillion, C. Schmidt and J. Raddell.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Mark H. Patten, dentist, moved to his new office at the corner of Eighteenth Street and Fifth Avenue, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Roy L. Barker, Rock Island, has been promoted from ensign to lieutenant junior grade in the Navy.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Ernest E. Davis of Avon, who was 75 yesterday, but is many years younger in energy and outlook, has been named outstanding general practitioner of 1950 by a secret committee of the Illinois State Medical Society. Announcement of his choice from among a score of entries submitted by the 91 county societies making up the state organization was made today.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A spectacular crash left Rick Hemphill, 23, of Altona, in the intensive care unit of Moline Public Hospital after the auto he was driving struck Lock 24 at the Hennepin Canal bridge. According to the Henry County Sheriff's report Hemphill, westbound on the Geneseo slab, lost control of his vehicle after crossing the Green River bridge. He drove his auto atop the canal bridge guardrail about 30 feet, then hit a power pole. The auto flipped in the air and came to rest in the lock.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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