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: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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