Day in history for December 5, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A new passenger house has been ordered constructed in Rock Island by the Peoria Railroad.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleaveland was elected a director of the Central Trust and Savings Bank to take the place of L.S. McCabe.

1925 -- 75 years ago
C.E. Leffler was elected noble grand of Ucal Lodge, Odd Fellows.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Operation Merry Christmas. That's what employes of the Jim Kittler Motor Company, Moline, call their repair and refinishing of old toys that Moline residents have donated for children who are less fortunate this Christmas season. Ten men and five office girls are donating their evenings and Saturday afternoons to redecorate, redress and reclaim old dolls, toy trucks and other play-things. The Kittler firm is furnishing the paint and material.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A hole-in-one in December? In the upper Mississippi Valley? Yesterday's balmy winter weather encouraged Circuit Judge Joe Carpentier of East Moline to play another round of golf. Carpentier made the most of his late-season opportunity by sinking a hole in one on the 120 yard 16th hole at Short Hills Country Club. Witnesses to Carpentier's first ace of his career were Lee Finke and Bob Nourse, both of Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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