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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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