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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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