Day in history for November 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
M.A. Bumphrey of Annawan had to have a hand amputated after he was accidentally shot while hunting.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The temperature hovered close to zero in the first cold wave of the year.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A mail truck driven by John W. Dudley skidded on the wet pavement and crashed into one of the new white way street standards.

1950 -- 50 years ago
When Robert W. Deffenbaugh, 1119 W. 4th St., Davenport, asked in a Davenport tavern at 412 W. 2nd St., early yesterday morning for help to get his stalled car started, he found volunteers ready to aid him. Deffenbaugh left his wife in the car when he went to the tavern. He later told police the youths who offered to help ran ahead of him to the car, slapped his wife and took her purse containing about $60. He said they then drove away in an old-model car.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Army demolition experts were called in to dispose of eight to 10 homemade bombs found in a ravine behind 53rd Street and 36th Avenue, Moline, police reported. The bombs were described as 1 1/2 inches in diameter and from 3 to 4 inches long. They were found in a box along with other chemicals used in making explosives, in addition to matches and a slingshot.

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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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