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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  Today is Tuesday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2014. There are 71 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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