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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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