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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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