Day in history for November 5, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
David Compson, Moline, paid Squire Swander $18.50. Compson abused his wife unfeelingly, and his fine was light enough.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A certificate of incorporation was filed in the circuit clerk's office for the Moline Pattern and Manufacturing Co. The capital stock is $5,000.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Charles Esplin, Jr., was installed as master councilor of Templar chapter, DeMolay.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Another phase of civilian defense for the Quad-Cities went into operation yesterday with the first practice session of 20 persons who have volunteered their services in the newly organized ground observation corps. The corps, whose purpose it will be to report the presence of unidentified aircraft to the Air Force in time of emergency, set up an observation post atop Moline High School and practiced reporting aircraft.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Louise Biller, cook at the Colona Grade School, stirs the luncheon soup with a three-and-a-half-foot kayak paddle. The paddle represents a solution to the rather sticky problem raised by the school cook last winter. She complained to school board members that she didn't have a ladle long enough to reach the bottom of the school's huge soup kettle. Thrifty board members balked at paying $85 for a super size spoon. Someone spotted the paddle in a catalog priced under $10.

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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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