Day in history for December 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The local ticket officer of the Peoria And Rock Island railway has been moved to the new depot at the foot of Elk Street.

1900 -- 100 years ago
F.M. Rogers of Rock Island was elected commander of John Buford post, Grand Army of the Republic.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island police officers testified that John Looney's control of the Rock Island police department made possible the murder of William Gabel.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Charges of waste and extravagance in the expenditure of city money to redecorate and refurnish the mayor's office, that of his secretary, a committee meeting room and the city council chambers were leveled at Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf by Ald. Arthur Allen at last night's Moline City Council meeting. Ald. Allen said, ``The people of Moline are going to be surprised when they learn how their money has been squandered.''

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Dec. 15 issue of Time magazine, in a Time essay, included William A. Hewitt, chairman of Deere And Co., among their selections of men now in private life who might serve the nation as president. Of Hewitt, the magazine says, ``Among the other chief executives who merit consideration by reason of experience, intelligence and conspicuous success in business and civic affairs is Deere And Co.'s William Hewitt.''

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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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