Day in history for November 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
M.A. Bumphrey of Annawan had to have a hand amputated after he was accidentally shot while hunting.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The temperature hovered close to zero in the first cold wave of the year.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A mail truck driven by John W. Dudley skidded on the wet pavement and crashed into one of the new white way street standards.

1950 -- 50 years ago
When Robert W. Deffenbaugh, 1119 W. 4th St., Davenport, asked in a Davenport tavern at 412 W. 2nd St., early yesterday morning for help to get his stalled car started, he found volunteers ready to aid him. Deffenbaugh left his wife in the car when he went to the tavern. He later told police the youths who offered to help ran ahead of him to the car, slapped his wife and took her purse containing about $60. He said they then drove away in an old-model car.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Army demolition experts were called in to dispose of eight to 10 homemade bombs found in a ravine behind 53rd Street and 36th Avenue, Moline, police reported. The bombs were described as 1 1/2 inches in diameter and from 3 to 4 inches long. They were found in a box along with other chemicals used in making explosives, in addition to matches and a slingshot.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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