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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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