Day in history for August 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Miss Allie Davis was appointed a teacher by the Rock Island Board of Education. Cornelius Lynde was reappointed treasurer of the board.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Four empty ice houses in East Moline were destroyed by fire. Damage reached $3,000.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island plant of the former Daniel Boone Woolen Mills will soon be operating at capacity with 500 to 600 employees.

1950 -- 50 years ago
AFL painters in the Quad-Cities will receive a 15-cent hourly pay boost Sept. 1, it was reported today. The increase will hike the hourly rate of an estimated 400 painters to $2.25. Most other building trades unions concluded new contracts in May and June, many of them winning hikes in hourly pay.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An auto owned by Mr. and Mrs. Jack Thompson of Dayton Corners dropped through a bridge spanning the Hennepin Canal shortly after a similar mishap involving an auto owned by Jack Kelleher of Moline. The bridge, one-quarter mile south of Dayton Corners off Cleveland Road, and other canal bridges in a three-county area, are the subject of a pending lawsuit to determine who is responsible for their maintenance and repair.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.

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