Day in history for November 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Wide Awake Hose and Hook and Ladder Company is planning a dance at Turner Hall.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A fire broke out on the Kemble School roof, but it was quickly checked and no damage was done.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The use of Spencer Square, Rock Island, by the American Legion on Armistice Day was denied by the Park Board.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Reappointment of Carl E. Mitchell, East Moline, as a commissioner of the Metropolitan Airport Authority of Rock Island County for five years, commencing Nov. 20, was announced today. Mr. Mitchell, one of six commissioners of the airport authority, was reappointed by Mayor B.H. Ryan, East Moline. He originally was appointed a commissioner by Mayor Ryan over a year ago to fill a vacancy left by Dr. E.A. Soule, East Moline.

1975 -- 25 years ago
United Township High School's annual yearbook, Skyline, walked off with the top yearbook award at the fall conference of the Northern Illinois School Press Association at Northern Illinois University. Six students and their adviser, George S. Miller, attended the conference and accepted five blue ribbon citations in six possible categories to capture the ``Golden Eagle'' trophy, the top honor given to any high school by the association.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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