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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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