Day in history for August 17, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Luke E. Hemenway and his son, C.F. Hemenway, have formed a new insurance firm in Moline.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Burglars stole property valued at $50 from the hardware store of John T. Noftsker, Rock Island.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Rev. J.A. Chapman, pastor of First Methodist Church, Rock Island, is dean of the Epworth League Institute, which opened its fourth annual session here.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Police today said three Rock Island boys, two 9 and the other 8, have admitted smearing two autos with tar while the vehicles were in the garage at the rear of 920 22nd St., Rock Island. Police said the boys had tar on their clothing when first questioned about the vandalism. The parents of the boys have been requested to pay for damages to the 1949 and 1950 model autos.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Moline city officials suspect that lack of oxygen in the lagoon east of 48th Street, which is at a low level because of the recent dry spell, may have caused the death of several hundred fish, mostly carp, in the last couple of days. The park department said the rain today may help the situation. The department did not stock the pond, but periodic flooding of the pond by the Rock River has helped build the fish population there.
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