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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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