Day in history for November 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Wide Awake Hose and Hook and Ladder Company is planning a dance at Turner Hall.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A fire broke out on the Kemble School roof, but it was quickly checked and no damage was done.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The use of Spencer Square, Rock Island, by the American Legion on Armistice Day was denied by the Park Board.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Reappointment of Carl E. Mitchell, East Moline, as a commissioner of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County for five years, commencing Nov. 20, was announced today. Mr. Mitchell, one of six commissioners of the airport authority, was reappointed by Mayor B.H. Ryan, East Moline. He originally was appointed a commissioner by Mayor Ryan over a year ago to fill a vacancy left by Dr. E.A. Soule, East Moline.

1975 -- 25 years ago
United Township High School's annual yearbook, Skyline, walked off with the top yearbook award at the fall conference of the Northern Illinois School Press Association at Northern Illinois University. Six students and their adviser, George S. Miller, attended the conference and accepted five blue ribbon citations in six possible categories to capture the ``Golden Eagle'' trophy, the top honor given to any high school by the association.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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