Day in history for November 14, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
John Bunn of Durant, Iowa, has purchased the saloon of A. Page on Washington Street, Rock Island. Mr. Page will take over the saloon in the new Rock Island House.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Colonel A. Mackenzie, the new $32,000 government snag boat, arrived in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.L. Thompson, Rock Island, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois League of Women Voters.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In attempting to solve wage and working conditions problems of city employes, Rock Island aldermen came up with the following proposals: 1. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted a 40-hour week with the same pay as they receive for the present 48-hour week. 2. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted paid holidays.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Fire destroyed a 100-year-old landmark schoolhouse near McCausland, Iowa. Fire officials said arson was suspected in the fire at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the William ``Buffalo Bill'' Cody homestead. Scott County authorities said they were continuing their investigation. The school was built in the 1870s and was restored about 2 years ago. It was to be used as part of the bicentennial celebration in Scott County next year.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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