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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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