Day in history for November 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
John Bunn of Durant, Iowa, has purchased the saloon of A. Page on Washington Street, Rock Island. Mr. Page will take over the saloon in the new Rock Island House.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Colonel A. Mackenzie, the new $32,000 government snag boat, arrived in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.L. Thompson, Rock Island, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois League of Women Voters.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In attempting to solve wage and working conditions problems of city employes, Rock Island aldermen came up with the following proposals: 1. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted a 40-hour week with the same pay as they receive for the present 48-hour week. 2. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted paid holidays.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Fire destroyed a 100-year-old landmark schoolhouse near McCausland, Iowa. Fire officials said arson was suspected in the fire at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the William ``Buffalo Bill'' Cody homestead. Scott County authorities said they were continuing their investigation. The school was built in the 1870s and was restored about 2 years ago. It was to be used as part of the bicentennial celebration in Scott County next year.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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