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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