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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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