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: 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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