Day in history for November 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Peter H. Beveridge was re-elected Henry County treasurer. Patterson Holmes was named surveyor and William L. Dalrymple, coroner.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Davenport, Rock Island And Northwestern Railroad ordered 50 steel cars and 100 flat cars to be delivered Dec. 1.

1925 -- 75 years ago
C.A. Ruiz, adjutant to the Disabled War Veterans, has petitioned for a captured German artillery piece for the courthouse yard.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mary had her little lamb, but Barbara went her one better and came up with a heifer this morning. Barbara Calhoun, 10, of Moline, was on her way to classes at Garfield School this morning when she spotted the animal strolling along. The girl started in pursuit and ended the chase at the rear of Wharton Field House where she cornered and corralled the maverick. Barbara called her father, L.C. Calhoun, and he arrived on the scene with a truck. Calhoun said he would keep the heifer until the owner claims it.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Velvet Fackeldey of Milan has been selected by Writers Studio, Bettendorf, as recipient of this year's Writer of the Year award. Mrs. Fackeldey has had one short story and 19 poems published in a variety of magazines and other publications. In 1973, she received the ``Poet of the Year'' award from J. Mark Press for a poem appearing in an anthology ``Poetry of Our Time, 1973.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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