Day in history for August 24, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Elder C.M. Chaffee is presiding over the Rock Island district Methodist-Episcopal camp at Bowling.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Miss Clara Woltmann announced the opening of a kindergarten at Lincoln School, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Argus issued its first paper from the new home at 4th Avenue and 18th Street, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Schlegel's celebrates 100 years in business in the Quad-Cities. The firm is one of the nation's great groups of drug stores. Today there are 14 modern Schlegel Drug Stores conveniently located throughout the Quad-Cities. They are the last word in drug store arrangement, convenience and merchandising. To mark their 100th birthday Schlegel's are holding an anniversary celebration in all of their stores which begins tomorrow morning.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Some days, or nights, a person just can't win, and that's how it was for Jeffrey Lofgren, Rock Island, last night. Mr. Lofgren's auto was struck by another vehicle about 11 p.m. The other vehicle left the scene. While Mr. Lofgren got out with a flashlight to check for damage, another auto struck the Lofgren auto within 5 minutes of the first incident.

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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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