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: A large and splendid new safe has been hauled out to Young Brothers store in Camden to replace the old one, which recently was robbed.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The salary of Mayor Blaning was raised to $1,000 by the Rock Island City Council.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rock Island Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring one of the most intensive cleanup campaigns ever conducted.
1939 -- 75 years ago: According to Forecaster Truman Shipman, April weather has been six and one-half degrees below normal with an all-time low for any April 12 established when the mercury slipped down to 22 degrees.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Board of Education discussed the planned addition to the high school until nearly midnight last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: April 13, 53 of the top spellers from Rock Island, Mercer, and Henry counties spelling bees came together at Augustana College to compete in the Ninth Annual Regional Spelling Bee.






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