Day in history for October 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New officers of Charity Grove, No. 32, United Ancient Order Druids are: F. Applequist, J. Miller, E. Beck, R.H. Vermillion, C. Schmidt and J. Raddell.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Mark H. Patten, dentist, moved to his new office at the corner of Eighteenth Street and Fifth Avenue, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Roy L. Barker, Rock Island, has been promoted from ensign to lieutenant junior grade in the Navy.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Dr. Ernest E. Davis of Avon, who was 75 yesterday, but is many years younger in energy and outlook, has been named outstanding general practitioner of 1950 by a secret committee of the Illinois State Medical Society. Announcement of his choice from among a score of entries submitted by the 91 county societies making up the state organization was made today.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A spectacular crash left Rick Hemphill, 23, of Altona, in the intensive care unit of Moline Public Hospital after the auto he was driving struck Lock 24 at the Hennepin Canal bridge. According to the Henry County Sheriff's report Hemphill, westbound on the Geneseo slab, lost control of his vehicle after crossing the Green River bridge. He drove his auto atop the canal bridge guardrail about 30 feet, then hit a power pole. The auto flipped in the air and came to rest in the lock.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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