Day in history for November 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Mulligan, 7, was instantly killed when he fell from a wagon on Toledo Street between Beaver and Otter, Rock Island. The right wheel of the wagon passed over his body.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A total of 13,556 votes were cast in Rock Island County at the last presidential election.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Plans have been submitted to the Rock Island School Board to remodel two rooms of the manual arts building. The main office of the school system will be transferred to the building from the present location in the high school.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A month-old strike at Moline Iron Works, which idled about 243 employees, ended when a contract settlement was reached yesterday, according to a joint announcement from the company and the AFL Federal Labor Union. Details of the contract were not made public.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Kaleidoscript, Moline High School's creative writing magazine, has again won the highest honors granted by two universities in nationwide competition, and is one of only two high school literary magazines throughout the U.S. to achieve the ratings. With its 1975 issue, Kaleidoscript has now earned its 14th consecutive All-American rating. The All-American rating is awarded to about 10 percent of the approximately 5,000 high school and college publications.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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