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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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