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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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