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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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