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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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