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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