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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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