Day in history for October 26, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Cornelius Lane, Davenport, was accidentally shot in the neck while working at Rock Island Arsenal.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Black bass fishing is the best ever seen in this area. Anyone dropping a line can bring home a heavy string of fish.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rev. A.J. Hollingsworth was called to the pulpit at Memorial Christian Church, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Eighty settings of silverware, including 240 knives, forks and spoons, were stolen from the dining room of Augustana seminary between 11:30 o'clock last night and 6:30 o'clock this morning, according to a Rock Island police report. The value of the silverware was placed at about $70. This was the second theft from the Augustana campus in two consecutive nights, valuables, mostly jewelry, valued at about $300, having been stolen from rooms in the Women's building of the college Tuesday evening.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Residents of Carbon Cliff face a severe water shortage for about the next 48 hours. Lightning struck the pump motors, cutting the flow of water to the tower. The pump motors will be out of commission for at least 24 to 48 hours because they must be rewired. New pumps were sought, but none were available. Residents are asked to conserve water and to boil it before use.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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