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 corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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