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The Moline city council repealed the franchise of the Central Union Telephone Company, making it 30 years instead of perpetual.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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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