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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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