Day in history for October 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mathias Schnell was low bidder for building of Broadway Church in Rock Island. His bid was $21,630.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Col. James P. Donahue, Davenport, defeated Dr. G.L. Eyster, Rock Island, at the men's handicap golf tournament at Rock Island Arsenal.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A $100,000 addition will be added to the Servus Rubber Company plant in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The safety committee of Wells School, Colona Avenue, south of East Moline, met with Floyd A. Shetter, Rock Island County superintendent of schools, this morning to discuss plans for safeguarding pupils of the school. It was decided to have stop signs printed and to place them on bamboo poles which members of the school safety patrol will hold over the highway, Colona Avenue, to stop traffic while children cross the highway. The group will ask the aid of state highway police in instructing the patrol boys in getting the plan started.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Derek Woods, Moline, won the Ford Motor Company's Punt, Pass and Kick zone competition in Bettendorf. He won the 11-year-old division and next participates in district competition. Tony Styx of Milan, another contestant who advanced through the Moline local competition sponsored by Sexton Ford Sales, finished second in the 12-year-old division in zone competition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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