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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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