Day in history for October 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George H. Parker has retired from the board of the Citizens National Bank. Thomas W. McClelland has been named to succeed the post.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The proprietor of the Eldorado Saloon, Rock Island, announced its opening with free lunch and music.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Axel Johnson, Rock Island, narrowly escaped death when his auto plunged over a bridge and buried him in a muddy creek.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The arrest late yesterday of four Rock Island youths has cracked a ring which took 62 cases of canned beer from a Rock Island firm in the past three months, police said today. Police said three of the youths were employed at A.D. Huesing Bottling Works, 100 14th St., Rock Island, from where the beer was stolen. The fourth youth reportedly was the ``fence'' for the stolen beer and disposed of it at low prices to the employes of the Rock Island Millwork Co., 2525 4th Ave., where he was employed.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A black, oily substance flowed out of a storm drain in the Moline pool of the Mississippi River near the foot of 20th Street. Lloyd Grantz, superintendent of the Moline Water Department, said there is no cause for alarm as the pollutant has dispersed, and the quality of city water has not been affected by the substance. The source of storm drain pollution is difficult to trace, said Grantz.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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