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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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