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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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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