Day in history for November 9, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Fire caused $1,000 damage to the boiler works of Samuel Greenwell at Illinois and Broadway Streets in Rock Island.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- A five-room cottage three blocks from the Rock Island Post Office is for sale at $1,800. The house can be rented for $16 a month.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. Frank W. Freistat, 61, fractured her leg in a fall on an icy sidewalk.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Edwin B. Sigler, Rock Island, engineering draftsman at Rock Island Arsenal, has been declared a winner in Popular Photography magazine's $25,000 photo contest. For his black-and-white entry ``Perspective,'' Mr. Sigler will receive $100 U.S. Savings Bond and a certificate of award. It is one of 280 prizes awarded for the best of a record-breaking 53,558 entries received.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Jon Brodd of Moline is hooked on stained glass and what began as a hobby has led to some interesting commissions, like a series of stained glass windows for the Long Branch Restaurant in Highland Park Bowl, Moline. One of his creations, featuring a pig, recently focused national attention on Brodd. The October issue of ``National Hog Farmer,'' featured a color photo of the unusual window and a story about Brodd and his hobby.
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