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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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