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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