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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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