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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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