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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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