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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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