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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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