Day in history for October 5, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Robert Middleham, an early settler in Rock Island County, died. He was injured when thrown from a lumber wagon at Rock Island Arsenal a year ago.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Head Attorney J.W. White of the Modern Woodmen has returned from a trip through Iowa and Missouri.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Burglars stole $20 from the A.J. Cirivello Grocery after entering the store by cutting a hole through the door panel.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Stranded when his boat drifted away from him while he was fishing on the wing dam off the foot of 20th St., Moline, Prosper Bidart, Moline, was rescued about 4:45 p.m. yesterday by a Moline firemen's rescue squad. Richard Bane, a guard on the suspension bridge, notified police, who investigated and found Bidart stranded on the dam.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- ``I don't know half the people here,'' Bertha Schultz, 91, of Carbon Cliff said of the 36 friends and neighbors who showed up to paint her house. The painting was a community project organized by Irene Speckman and Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kincaid. The painters used 13 gallons of white paint and worked 3 1/2 hours to paint the two-story house. The group indicated they will try to purchase a gas stove for Miss Schultz before winter. She currently relies on a 30-year-old woodburning stove for cooking and heating.
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