Day in history for November 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fire hydrants are protected with sawdust this winter, and empty barrels have been placed over them.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The census bureau announced that the official Rock Island population for 1900 is 19,493, a gain of 6,000 over 1890.

1925 -- 75 years ago
W.C. Grant was elected president of the Rock Island Kiwanis Club.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Representatives of the Quad-Cities, Milan, Silvis and Bettendorf, appointed by the mayors of the respective communities, will meet at 7:30, Dec. 8, in the Rock Island City Hall for the purpose of organizing a metropolitan road authority to give consideration to major street developments for the entire area. The group is expected to organize and discuss both primary road and arterial street systems and their prospective developments and other subjects of mutual interest.

1975 -- 25 years ago
First Lutheran Church of Moline, which has the distinction of having what is believed to be the first church bell in a Swedish church in this country, will celebrate its 125th anniversary Dec. 6-7. First Lutheran Church, one of the oldest churches in the community, is rich in tradition. The first church was a small wooden structure, 15 feet high and 36 feet long, built on the church's present site in 1850, a year after the City of Moline was incorporated.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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