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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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