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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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