Day in history for July 5, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Winners of the Rock Island Shooting Society match were Charles Wolff, A. Ackermann, J. Seighartner, J. Albrecht, A. Schmidt, J. Huss, I. Huber and George Huber.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Miss Florence Frysinger and Miss Mildred Dodge, both graduates of the class of 1900 at Rock Island High School, are tied for the scholarship being awarded by the University of Chicago.

1925 -- 75 years ago
John H. Fuhlendorf, 45, Davenport, was killed when he plunged down an elevator shaft at the Bell-Jones plant on West 2nd Street.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Sale of the Tri-City Lines to the National City Lines, with headquarters in Chicago, was announced today. The announcement came from C.P. Conrad, president of the Iowa-Illinois Gas And Electric Co., which has operated the city transportation system. Rumored as a probability for several months, the sale was not actually completed until this morning. The amount involved was not disclosed.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The government is considering whether safety standards should be imposed on supermarket grocery carts. The possible hazard being explored is whether the carts should be made tip proof so children left sitting in them unattended will not wind up on the floor, injured. Statistics show 8,000 to 9,000 emergency room cases every year involving shopping carts.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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