Day in history for August 11, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mrs. Michael Buncher had her pocket picked on Market Square, Rock Island. Her loss included a check for $100 and $3 in cash.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. G.L. Eyster of Rock Island won the men's handicap at the Rock Island Golf Club from a field of 34 competitors.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Raymond A. Bennett was named new physical director of Rock Island Y.M.C.A.

1950 -- 50 years ago
After almost 16 months of waiting since Moline citizens approved a $100,000 bond issue to finance the project, the city of Moline yesterday afternoon completed the initial details for the purchase of a site for a new fire station in Highland. An option for the acquisition of a 70x150-foot piece of ground on the north side of 23rd Ave. near 35th St. was signed with Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Anderberg, the owners, with Fire Chief John H. Polchow acting as agent for the city.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The submarine USS Hammerhead III has a new base on the front lawn of the Richard Dorothy home in Prophetstown. Dorothy discovered the 10-foot submarine replica and realized that it was the work of practical joker friends, Wes and Jim McMillan. Apparently Dorothy asked Jim to make a pair of six-foot oars, he did, but instead of being six-feet long, each oar had six feet on it, with red painted toenails. The submarine was then made to go with the oars.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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