Day in history for August 15, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Charles Kothy, teacher at the German English School, Rock Island, gave a concert at Turner Hall, and also lectured on humanity.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The will of C.J. Samuelson of Ophiem provided that $15,000 be given to Augustana College.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- A contract was awarded for paving the first section of 45th Avenue, Watch Tower Park Roadway, Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Moline has no traffic problems, only certain conditions which could be solved if it wasn't for public opposition, William Coopman, Moline traffic engineer, told 50 Rotary Club members at a dinner meeting in the LeClaire Hotel yesterday noon. ``Our main traffic condition is congestion,'' Coopman explained. ``Our forefathers didn't plan for autos, and as a result, we have narrow streets and bad parking conditions. City finances are not enough to widen streets, therefore we must curb parking and enforce one-way traffic on busy streets.''
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- The rolle bolle team of Steve Fuessel, Wilbur Bender and Leonard Suhr won the national championship tournament in Marshall, Minn. The Quad-Cities team, sponsored by the Belgium American Brotherhood of Rock Island, beat the previously unbeaten team 8-3 in the final match to win the $300 first-place money. Sixty-four teams from all parts of the United States and Canada participated in the tournament.
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