Day in history for November 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Richard Lloyd has taken down the Scotch granite monument in Mr. John Deere's family burying ground in the old cemetery and conveyed it to his new lots on the bluff. It is very conspicuous there. Mr. Lloyd will lay down walks and beautify the new lots. The family dead will be removed when the improvements are completed.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Fleming Furniture Co., Rock Island, is selling iron beds for $1.98.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The American Legion adopted a rule that $1 fines will be levied for non-attendance at meetings.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An air raid shelter for 13,152 people is available in Moline in case of an enemy attack in this area, according to the Moline chapter, American Red Cross. A bomb-shelter survey was started last September by the Red Cross chapter to determine the schools, churches, fraternal lodges, field houses and various other structures available in case of a war disaster.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The old adage ``where there's smoke, there's fire'' won't necessarily be true in Silvis the next few weeks. Smoke coming out of city sewers will not mean a raging underground inferno since city officials have contracted to have their sewer system ``smoke tested'' for illegal connections and infiltration into the system.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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