Day in history for October 9, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Augustana College will be dedicated next Thursday. Professors at the school are the Rev. T.N. Hasselquist, H. Reck, C.O. Granere, Melin, W.F. Eyster and Cervin. Tutors are Albert Wihlborg and Nils Nordene.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Walter Chambers defeated H.F. Carson in the finals of the golf tournament at Rock Island Arsenal.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Carl Gollmer, Rock Island, was hurt when a 600-pound beam fell on him while he was at work on a new building.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Motorists have paid $207,217.58 for the privilege of parking in downtown Rock Island since installation of parking meters four years ago, according to records of City Clerk Emil A. Johnson. Disposition of the accumulation of nickels and pennies has been a bone of contention among aldermen in recent months. Some advocate using a $48,998 balance in the meter fund for additional policemen. Others want it used for off-street parking lots.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The W.T. Grant And Co. store, downtown Moline, and Grant City in Davenport's Northgate Shopping Center will be closed by the end of the year. A total of 201 stores will close as part of the company's restructuring of operations brought on with the company filing for bankruptcy. The Moline store, which employs 18 people, will close on or before Nov. 30. The Davenport store employs 90 people, but no closing date has been set.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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