Day in history for November 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Forty acres in Edgington Township were sold to Aaron W. Leeds by Thomas S. Dickey for $1,000.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The shortage of ice in the Tri-Cities has caused a raise in price from 28 to 40 cents a hundred pounds.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars escaped with $30 from the Hawkeye Gas Station, 18th Avenue and 33rd Street, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A large crowd attended the Henry County Home Bureau Hobby Show yesterday at the Cambridge Community Hall. The Wethersfield Home Bureau Unit took top honors for the best unit display and the Geneseo-Edford Unit was runnerup. Atkinson placed third. In the division for best handicraft within the unit, Munson placed first and Annawan second. Wethersfield scored a third. Mrs. Charles Yager of Geneseo and Mrs. Oscar Johnson of Atkinson were co-chairmen of the event.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Shamrock Nite Club, Rock Island, which has been in operation nearly 39 years closed its doors marking the retirement of ``Honey'' Egan, who, with her husband, the late Tom Egan, started the club on Jan. 20, 1937. The original club was located at 615 9th St., and on May 25, 1959, the business was relocated at 3817 14th Ave. The property has been sold to Leonard Harris of Harris Liquors, Rock Island, who plans to open a pizza parlor at the location.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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