Day in history for October 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
McCarty, Rafferty And Co. have been awarded the contract for the stone work at Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club entertained James Whitcomb Riley in the parlors of the Kimball House, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Augustana board of directors is expected to approve plans for a new $200,000 building.

1950 -- 50 years ago
When Scott County's new courthouse is completed, residents of the county can expect a building designed for utmost economy. Such was the opinion advanced by C.C. Woodburn of the architectural and engineering firm of Dougher, Rich And Woodburn, Des Moines, at a meeting with 50 representatives of Davenport civic groups yesterday. Woodburn said the new courthouse will be designed as a dignified office building and will be planned to provide maximum safety for the valuable records of various county officials.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bill Colby, Knox College junior from East Moline, has won the 1975 K Club Award at the Galesburg college. The honor goes to an athlete who wins two varsity letters as a sophomore and ranks among the top three in grade points among those men winning letters. Colby has earned letters in basketball and baseball at Knox and is captain of this year's Siwash basketball team.

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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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