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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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