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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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