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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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