Day in history for November 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A total of 903 students are enrolled in Moline schools, according to Professor Gregory.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Illinois Western Hospital at Watertown requested an appropriation of $200,000 for next year.

1925 -- 75 years ago
As a preventative measure against bank robbers, the Henry County Sheriff's office has deputized 50 minutemen, issued shotguns and rifles and given orders to ``shoot to kill.''

1950 -- 50 years ago
Tempers as well as bread are rising in Davenport bakeries as a result of a telephone prankster who reportedly has placed a half-dozen fake orders in the past few days. Police attempting to track down the joker said yesterday's example was typical: A $3 wedding cake was ordered and delivered. No one at that address had placed the order.

1975 -- 25 years ago
``Divine guidance does help.'' So Sister Mary Stanley, a nun and teacher-coach at St. Mary's Catholic School in East Moline, prays each time she sends her basketball team into competition. The ecclesiastical coach, who coaches and works out in her nun's habit, also preps winners in softball and track. The petite nun of Lithuanian heritage says that it takes plenty of elbow grease in addition to her prayers to make a winning team.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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