Day in history for August 27, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Being considered unsafe for public travel, the Moline bridge across Rock River was closed ``for navigation.'' As the Coal Valley road commissioners will not rebuild the bridge, it seems to devolve upon the city of Moline to provide a suitable construction, thus saving trade and money by the operation.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A number of Rock Island county grocers met to organize a grocer's association.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council passed an ordinance for resurfacing 12th Street between 4th and 18th avenues.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The city of East Moline is having labor troubles. Seven of 12 members of the city's street department personnel refused to go to work until some action toward granting them an increase in pay is taken by the city council. The department is asking for a 25-cent-an-hour wage increase. City workers are at present receiving $1 an hour.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Pictures of newborn babies are priceless to parents, doting grandparents and other relatives. For 25 years, Junior Service League of Moline has been offering new mothers in Moline Public Hospital the opportunity to order black-and-white photos of their babies. Now, the league announces that color pictures will be taken of the infants by the nursery nurses with a special camera designed to fit over the bassinets.

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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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