Day in history for December 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dan Edgington of Edgington reports an average yield of 93 bushels of corn an acre this year.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Brewing Co. will purchase only gray horses in the future. The company wagons will be painted olive green and yellow.

1925 -- 75 years ago
H.W. Leiferman Jr. was named chief patriarch of Rock Island Encampment, No. 12, I.O.O.F.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Lt. George M. Cohan, 24, son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Lee A. Boquet, 835 22nd St., Rock Island, was one of two Illinois fliers who took part in air strikes unleashed Tuesday by the newly recommissioned Essex-class carrier Princeton in its debut in the Korean War.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline firefighters canceled the annual Christmas party for their children this year to help provide dinner for those without families. Local 581 of the International Association of Firefighters donated $100 to Moline grocer Robert Vogelbaugh to help defray the cost of his annual Christmas Day dinner held at his store at 6th Avenue and 12th Street

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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