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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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