Day in history for November 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of the Rock Island County Agricultural Society are: W.L. Sweeney, Charles H. Deere, James J. Parks, S.K.W. Field, A.P. Fisk, James Cook and Charles Laflin.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A.F. Casper of Rock Island is president of Tri-City Local, No. 93, International Brotherhood of Bookbinders.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The People's Power Company will clean the Rock Island street lights at 30-day intervals to maintain full brilliancy.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Hundreds of Rock Island residents visited the Lincoln historical exhibit car just west of the Rock Island Lines depot today, to view many of the letters, documents and personal possessions of one of the nation's greatest presidents. The car, containing 63 Lincoln items, is now on its second tour of downstate Illinois for the purpose of raising $220,000 necessary to purchase the entire Lincoln collection of the late Oliver R. Barrett, Chicago lawyer, for the people of Illinois, to be housed in the Illinois State Historical Library at Springfield.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Years of small dreams and small pleasures went on the auction block in Andover when more than 600 coins collected by an elderly Galesburg woman were sold because she was afraid burglars would steal them. Mrs. Harry Reynolds collection was more of a hobbyists assortment than a prize collection.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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