Day in history for December 31, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The supervisors succeeded in slicing Moline township on Friday last. They might have engaged in more profitable business. The idea of forcing the union of Moline and Rock Island is one of those things that can't be accomplished, though the entire county be gobbled by the greedy corporation of Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The promoters of the proposed Tri-Cities Jewish synagogue will hold a meeting to select a site for the building.

1925 -- 75 years ago
M.S. Heagy was re-elected president of the board of directors of the Central Trust And Savings Bank, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
To have one child start walking at the age of 8 months is not too unusual, a Rock Island physician said today, but when four children in a family have taken their first steps at 8 or 9 months of age, that definitely is out of the ordinary. James Patrick Cross, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carroll L. Cross, Rock Island, is starting to walk a few days short of 8 months old. A sister, Maureen Sue, also began taking steps at 8 months, while a brother, Michael, and another sister, Rita, began walking at 9 months.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Workmen scurried around the new Barstow Post Office trying to complete interior work before the schedule opening. The brick structure on First Avenue will be the community's first permanent post office.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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