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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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