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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