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: 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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