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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.

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