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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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