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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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