Day in history for October 16, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The room of Mr. and Mrs. Jenree at the Commercial House, Monmouth, was burglarized of a gold watch and other jewelry.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Flour is selling at $1.05 a sack; coffee is 15 cents a pound in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
R.P. Galbraith purchased a new garage building from H.C. Wells for $75,000. The garage is located at 1818-1822 4th Ave., Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mrs. Emma Oldenburg, 83, Davenport, apparently suffered no ill effects from being trapped in the bathtub at her home from Saturday night until yesterday afternoon, Davenport police said today. Authorities were called yesterday when neighbors were unable to enter the locked bathroom, and they removed a screen to enter the room through the window. Mrs. Oldenburg said she got into the tub Saturday night and was unable to get out.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Mitch Van Hulle demonstrated one good turn deserves another when he retired recently from International Harvester's East Moline plant. His fellow employes took up a collection and presented VanHulle with a going away gift of $115. VanHulle added $50 of his own and turned the $165 sum over to the American Cancer Society. VanHulle's wife died of cancer seven years ago.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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