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: 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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