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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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