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The Moline city council repealed the franchise of the Central Union Telephone Company, making it 30 years instead of perpetual.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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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