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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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