Day in history for October 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Augustana College will be dedicated next Thursday. Professors at the school are the Rev. T.N. Hasselquist, H. Reck, C.O. Granere, Melin, W.F. Eyster and Cervin. Tutors are Albert Wihlborg and Nils Nordene.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Walter Chambers defeated H.F. Carson in the finals of the golf tournament at Rock Island Arsenal.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Carl Gollmer, Rock Island, was hurt when a 600-pound beam fell on him while he was at work on a new building.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Motorists have paid $207,217.58 for the privilege of parking in downtown Rock Island since installation of parking meters four years ago, according to records of City Clerk Emil A. Johnson. Disposition of the accumulation of nickels and pennies has been a bone of contention among aldermen in recent months. Some advocate using a $48,998 balance in the meter fund for additional policemen. Others want it used for off-street parking lots.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The W.T. Grant And Co. store, downtown Moline, and Grant City in Davenport's Northgate Shopping Center will be closed by the end of the year. A total of 201 stores will close as part of the company's restructuring of operations brought on with the company filing for bankruptcy. The Moline store, which employs 18 people, will close on or before Nov. 30. The Davenport store employs 90 people, but no closing date has been set.

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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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