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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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