Day in history for December 16, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Voters of the Port Byron area voted down possible village organization, 67 to 53.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The manufacturing plant of the Lewis Roofing Company in Moline was destroyed by fire.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Ida Stevens was injured when her automobile was struck by a switch engine at the 46th Street crossing.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- A burglar who took the time, risk and trouble to break into the Chicago Motor Club, 1223 5th Ave., Moline, early this morning, is going to find out he's an awful chump if he manages to open the safe he stole. Allen W. Fisher, manager of the local club, told police that the only contents of the safe were his personal income tax papers. Police Officer Jean Gellerstadt discovered the rear door of the motor club office open at 3 o'clock this morning.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- A 21-year-old Moline resident attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has helped develop the least expensive electronic tennis game to date. Joseph Corkery, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Corkery, Moline, was one of five MIT electrical engineering seniors who developed the tennis game in the institute's Innovation Center. Television Tennis, a box with two hand-operated controls, operates on Channel 3 of any television set and costs only $65.
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