Day in history for August 23, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- S.W. McMaster was elected permanent president of the Rock Island Board of Education.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- C.H. Deere bought the site of the old Malleable Iron Works in Moline for factory purposes.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Melvin Lundeen, Rock Island, was elected treasurer of the Lutheran Students' Association of America.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Rock Island County's union barbers last night opened the way for hiking the price of a haircut from $1 to $1.25, but union officials said it will be about a month before action is definite either for raising or standing pat. The $1.25 haircut price has been in effect in Chicago and suburbs for some time, in Rockford for three weeks and will start in Peoria within 10 days.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Illinois communities were urged to increase mosquito abatement programs after the death of a Silvis man Friday in Lutheran Hospital from sleeping sickness. The 83-year-old died of encephalitis contracted earlier in the week. It is believed to be the second death in Illinois caused by virus carrying mosquitoes. The Illinois Department of Public Health in Springfield said there are eight confirmed cases of two strains of encephalitis in Illinois and seven suspected cases.
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