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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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