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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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