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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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