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.

Back: Available days in November 2000



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








(More History)