Day in history for December 3, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- One of the more substantial improvements ever undertaken in Moline is that for protecting the factories in the east part of town against fire. The question comes up for answer ``If it pays the manufacturers to protect themselves, why would it not pay the city to protect itself?''
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The first telephone directory in the Quad-Cities has been completed, the Central Union Telephone Company announced.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mayor E.H. Dunavin was elected president of the Rock Island County Chapter, Reserve Officers Association.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Lightning struck the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 7th Avenue and 18th Street, Moline, shortly before noon today, but apparently caused little damage. Officials of the cathedral said the building is protected by lightning arrestor equipment which they believe was instrumental in grounding the bolt.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- The children's room at East Moline Public Library has been named the Dawson Room in honor of Lee O. Dawson, retiring after 45 years on the library board. The retired superintendent of United Township High School was appointed to the library board May 5, 1930, by the late Charles F. Carpentier. Dawson was also the first president of the Black Hawk College Board.
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