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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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