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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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