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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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