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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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