Day in history for November 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Mulligan, 7, was instantly killed when he fell from a wagon on Toledo Street between Beaver and Otter, Rock Island. The right wheel of the wagon passed over his body.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A total of 13,556 votes were cast in Rock Island County at the last presidential election.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Plans have been submitted to the Rock Island School Board to remodel two rooms of the manual arts building. The main office of the school system will be transferred to the building from the present location in the high school.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A month-old strike at Moline Iron Works, which idled about 243 employees, ended when a contract settlement was reached yesterday, according to a joint announcement from the company and the AFL Federal Labor Union. Details of the contract were not made public.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Kaleidoscript, Moline High School's creative writing magazine, has again won the highest honors granted by two universities in nationwide competition, and is one of only two high school literary magazines throughout the U.S. to achieve the ratings. With its 1975 issue, Kaleidoscript has now earned its 14th consecutive All-American rating. The All-American rating is awarded to about 10 percent of the approximately 5,000 high school and college publications.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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