Day in history for December 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Officers of the Rock Island County Grange are: A.C. Stevens, L.D. Edwards, S.L. Swisher, S. Shelter, N.B. Wright, William B. Bruner, C.E. Kyte, Frank H. Harris and J.A. Searle.

1900 -- 100 years ago
M.S. Heagy was appointed worshipful master of Trio Lodge, No. 57, A.F. And A.M.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island board of education modified its rule against married teachers to permit those of superior ability to retain their positions.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Initial steps for coordination and development of major streets, highways and traffic patterns in the Quad-City area were taken last night with the formation of a Quad-City Metropolitan Road Authority. By long term planning and effective use of limited street and highway funds, the authority is in a position to recommend development of streets which will do the greatest good for the entire area.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The first unit of a planned $1 million, 24-unit condominium complex, 6th Ave. and 48th St., Moline, is completed and ready for sale, it was announced by Bob Boyd, area realtor, and Howard Peterson, of C.E. Peterson, builder. The condominium is built on a 7 acre site with a commanding view of the Mississippi River and surrounding woods. The units are expected to sell in the neighborhood of $71,900 with a monthly maintenance charge of $59.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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