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: 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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