Day in history for November 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Richard Lloyd has taken down the Scotch granite monument in Mr. John Deere's family burying ground in the old cemetery and conveyed it to his new lots on the bluff. It is very conspicuous there. Mr. Lloyd will lay down walks and beautify the new lots. The family dead will be removed when the improvements are completed.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Fleming Furniture Co., Rock Island, is selling iron beds for $1.98.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The American Legion adopted a rule that $1 fines will be levied for non-attendance at meetings.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An air raid shelter for 13,152 people is available in Moline in case of an enemy attack in this area, according to the Moline chapter, American Red Cross. A bomb-shelter survey was started last September by the Red Cross chapter to determine the schools, churches, fraternal lodges, field houses and various other structures available in case of a war disaster.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The old adage ``where there's smoke, there's fire'' won't necessarily be true in Silvis the next few weeks. Smoke coming out of city sewers will not mean a raging underground inferno since city officials have contracted to have their sewer system ``smoke tested'' for illegal connections and infiltration into the system.

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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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