Day in history for November 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island ladies get up mince pie gatherings; those in Geneseo, plum pudding lunches; but here in Moline we have dime sociables and oyster suppers. They are all good to take.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal is in need of workers for construction of the small arms plant and the base hospital.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Exchange Club will take part in the presentation of a charter to the Quincy, Ill., club.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A sneak audition won a recording contract for Michelle Cotter, Rock Island native, according to a story from the Northwestern University campus paper. Miss Cotter is featured as ``Mickey Carter'' in the novelty record ``I Want a Boyfriend for Christmas,'' backed by ``Under the Mistletoe,'' released recently by Premium Record Corp. of Chicago. The story told how a friend put Miss Cotter's voice on his wire recorder along with that of a man who was slated for an audition. Premium's music director liked her voice better.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Leaders of the Hare Krishna religious sect were conferring in Dallas today on whether to pursue efforts to purchase the defunct Roosevelt Military Academy in Aledo. Approximately 600 people attended a special town meeting where the question of whether to let the Hare Krishna sect purchase the academy was discussed.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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