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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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