Day in history for August 29, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Burglars entered the Sickles And Preston hardware store, Rock Island, and made off with 12 revolvers and about 30 pocket knives.

1900 -- 100 years ago
George R. Davis, circulator for the Davenport Leader, was drowned in Rock River.

1925 -- 75 years ago
E.O. Anderson was named assistant traffic commissioner of the Rock Island chamber of commerce.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The theft of an $800 adding machine from the office of Minneapolis-Moline Company was reported to Moline police this morning by officers of the company. They said the 20-pound machine was taken sometime last night. The theft was discovered when the office was opened about 8 o'clock this morning. Entrance to the office was gained by forcing a window off the rear platform.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The city of Moline has 98 new storm sewer grates to replace gratings hazardous to bicyclists, but no volunteers to install them. Last year, the Marine Corps Reserve installed 56 new grates along city streets, but 98 more are gathering dust awaiting installation. A total of 475 of the new grates have been ordered. City employes could do it, but it would take them away from other projects.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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