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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