Day in history for August 28, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The daughter of Napoleon Defoy, Rock Island, was accidentally drowned when she fell into a cistern head first.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The board of education voted to teach two years of United States history and three years of geography in the grade schools.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island County Old Settlers Association held its 60th annual reunion.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Jerry Doerr, 1834 16th Ave., Moline, won the Rock Island county title of the fifth annual tin can derby sponsored by the Moline Optimist Club on 27th Street hill, Moline, north of the Black Hawk road intersection, yesterday afternoon. Nearly fifteen hundred persons witnessed the derby. As Doerr sped past the finish line, his right front tire spun off the hub causing him to lose control of his small racer and he crashed into a ditch below the Black Hawk intersection. He was uninjured.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- More than 75 children had the chance to take a spine-tingling ``leap for life'' into a fireman's net when the firefighters of Moline's No. 4 station held a party for children from the Riverside Park area. The jump-off platform was only a few inches to where the firemen and Second Alarmers were holding the net. Still the children had a bouncing good time.
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