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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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