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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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