Day in history for December 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The secretary of the treasury has recommended an appropriation of $659,200 for Rock Island Arsenal.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Officers of the Central Trust And Savings Bank are: President, J.F. Robinson; vice-president, L.D. Mudge, and cashier, H.E. Casteel.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sollie Feldbein, Rock Island High School junior, won first place in the Big Nine declamation contest at Canton, Ill.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A night shift will be started at Rock Island Arsenal as soon as the necessary additional workers can be obtained, Colonel Walter W. Warner, commandant, said today. Manufacturing and shipping activities at the ordinance post are increasing by a ``large percentage'' as a result of new orders for military supplies, the officer said. Included are tanks and other items in which the Arsenal specializes. Before the night shift can be started, the Arsenal must hire 25 automotive mechanics and 25 automotive helpers. Arsenal employes now number an estimated 4,700.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bernard Weindruch has been named to the National Council of the United Jewish Appeal, New York City. For many years Weindruch was president of the Tri-City Jewish Center, Rock Island, and for 12 years he has been president of the Quad-Cities United Jewish Charities.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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