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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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