Day in history for August 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
An empty passenger train backed into one of Keator And Co.'s lumber wagons. Two men on the wagon escaped injury.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. Ira W. Allen Jr. has left the pastorate at Central Presbyterian Church to assume his new duties at the McCormick Theological Seminary.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Francis Lannon, 28, was burned about the back and shoulders when a tomato can exploded in a pit in the Rock Island city incinerator.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The hilarious skru-ball game will be the featured attraction at Hand Park, Cambridge, Sunday night when two local teams square off for a softball game on wheels. The Jack Price Co. will furnish all of the trick vehicles used in the game. The skru-ball game, which is making its premiere in this area, probably infracts more actual softball rules than any other game. Every participant except the pitcher and catcher are mounted on vehicles, which range from regular bicycles to 1-wheel unicycles.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Doug Willard of Oakwood Country Club fired a one-over-par 72-73-145 in the wind at Emeis Golf Course to take top honors in the Quad-City Amateur Golf Tourney. Davenporter Kym Hougham was runner-up, while the trio of Charlie VanOoteghem, Sam Williamson and Hank Mahoski were two shots back.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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