Day in history for August 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The mortality among children in Moline, in the month of July, would have been startling had it been generally known. Forty-seven little ones were borne to the cemeteries. The total number of deaths, adults and children, was fifty-seven. Eight men and two women died. A large proportion of the deaths of children was caused by cholera infantum.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Burglars entered Blake And Murphy's plumbing establishment and Bauersfield And Sexton's laundry, Rock Island, but nothing was taken.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Tri-City Railway company agreed to remove the double track switch at Seventh avenue between Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth streets, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Miss Jean Totten of Rock Island today reigns as women's champion of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club after defeating Mrs. Gertrude Murphy in the 18-hole finals, 6 and 5. The 1950 champion was runner-up in the 1949 and 1947 tourneys.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A special election has been hurriedly called in the United Township High School District 30 to authorize half the cost of a new school building in Silvis. The $4.7 million facility would eliminate overcrowding at North Campus. The Silvis site is 31 acres of land now used as a baseball diamond, near the Village of Carbon Cliff. The new building would eliminate split scheduling.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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