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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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