Day in history for October 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Moline, as usual, brought home several first premiums from the St. Louis fair: Deere, Mansur And Co. for the largest and best display of agricultural implements; and the Moline Plow Co. for the best walking cultivator.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Judge N.E. Worthington spoke at Harper's Theater, Rock Island, under the auspices of the Democratic county central committee.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island board of local improvements approved the brick resurfacing plan for 12th Street.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Pranksters who prematurely set off a homecoming rally bonfire at Alleman Catholic High School, Rock Island, last night, not only caused extra work for Alleman students, but also endangered the neighborhood by their vandalism. Flames from the 12-foot high bonfire soared skyward about 7 p.m., carrying burning pieces of cardboard into residential areas.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline city officials are having a tough time satisfying everyone when it comes to a sidewalk along the east side of 7th St. Parents and PTA members from Hamilton and William Carr Elementary schools urged the council to install the sidewalk for the safety of children walking to school. Property owners want the sidewalk next to the curb, rather than eight feet from the curb, as proposed by the engineering department.

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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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