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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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