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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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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