Day in history for August 2, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The huge irons for the vault of the new Rock Island National Bank building were moved from the railroad track at the foot of Madison Street to the bank.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Rock Island residents can sprinkle their lawns only between the hours of 6 and 8 o'clock, mornings and evenings.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island Elks Lodge cleared $3,000 from its July festival event.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Lester and Herman Larson, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Larson, were accidently hurt during the weekend. Lester received a hip wound when a .22-caliber pistol was discharged while he and other neighbor boys were target shooting. Herman caught his little finger in a flywheel, the wound required 10 stitches to close.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Dr. and Mrs. Howard Schmitz, Moline, and Dr. and Mrs. Arthur Rubin, Rock Island, returned this month from an English holiday. One of the souvenirs they treasure most is a chat with Queen Elizabeth. ``One afternoon the Queen simply got out of her limousine and began walking down the main street. I couldn't believe it when she stopped en route to talk to us,'' said Mrs. Schmitz. ``As the Queen approached us an English woman stopped over and whispered ``Oh how bloody civil, the Queen's going to talk to you!''
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