Day in history for November 23, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
J.H. Baker And Co., Cleveland, have opened a new coal yard on the levee east of Eagle Street. B.J. Perrin will be Rock Island agent.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The population of Rock Island County is 55,249, according to the census board.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars smashed a window to gain entrance to the Samuel Maggid home, and escaped with watches and rings.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Marvel Ingram, a student at United Township High School, East Moline, will play an accordion Sunday on the Morris B. Saks amateur program broadcast over radio station WENR, Chicago. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Ingram, 246 17th St., Silvis. The program will be carried from 12:30 to 1:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon over the Chicago station. Miss Ingram recently won a contest held in Des Moines and as a result filled an engagement at the Oriental Theater in Chicago.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A $133,000 improvement project at Moline's Prospect Park is 90% completed. The pavilion was renovated to its original luster. A shelter is being constructed extending out into the lagoon to be used as a warming house for skaters in the winter and a fishing pier in the summer. Another pleasant touch added is an observation deck that provides an overlook of the park.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.

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