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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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