Day in history for August 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
It is rumored that A.A. Morey has purchased J.J. Pakre's half interest in the Rock Island Union.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Moline city council repealed the franchise of the Central Union Telephone Company, making it 30 years instead of perpetual.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The second of 24 barges being constructed at Milan boat yards at a cost of $2,000 each was completed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A Moline man was arrested last evening on the complaint of Ralph Birks, Moline park superintendent. The man removed sod from Reservoir Park, 8th Avenue and 35th Street, Moline, in violation of the city's park ordinance. He was released on his own recognizance pending a hearing tomorrow in police court.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Daily Dispatch will offer a college course by newspaper on a weekly basis beginning next week. The course called the ``American Issues Forum'' will explore the reality of the American experience as part of The Dispatch's observance of the nations Bicentennial. Courses by Newspaper estimates approximately 20 million Americans have read articles offered as part of a personal, convenient, at home learning program.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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