Day in history for November 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fire caused $1,000 damage to the boiler works of Samuel Greenwell at Illinois and Broadway Streets in Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A five-room cottage three blocks from the Rock Island Post Office is for sale at $1,800. The house can be rented for $16 a month.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Frank W. Freistat, 61, fractured her leg in a fall on an icy sidewalk.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Edwin B. Sigler, Rock Island, engineering draftsman at Rock Island Arsenal, has been declared a winner in Popular Photography magazine's $25,000 photo contest. For his black-and-white entry ``Perspective,'' Mr. Sigler will receive $100 U.S. Savings Bond and a certificate of award. It is one of 280 prizes awarded for the best of a record-breaking 53,558 entries received.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Jon Brodd of Moline is hooked on stained glass and what began as a hobby has led to some interesting commissions, like a series of stained glass windows for the Long Branch Restaurant in Highland Park Bowl, Moline. One of his creations, featuring a pig, recently focused national attention on Brodd. The October issue of ``National Hog Farmer,'' featured a color photo of the unusual window and a story about Brodd and his hobby.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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