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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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