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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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