Day in history for August 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fred Hass and his force of men are making a large copper boiler for George Wagner's brewery.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Central Union Telephone Company formally opened its new building at Nineteenth street, between Second and Third avenues, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island and Moline plants of the Daniel Boone Woolen Mills will be reopened by the J.L. Taylor Company.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A 10-year-old child revivalist, Renee Martz, will open a 3-week series of revival meetings in Moline Sunday under auspices of Moline Gospel Temple. According to the Rev. Charles Hollis of the sponsoring church, 2,000 seats will be available for the meetings which will be held in a large tent on 4th Ave. and 34th St. The young child, since beginning her preaching career at the age of 6, has traveled around the world twice. Jack Martz, her campaign director, says her audiences have totaled over 1 million and she has won 26,000 converts.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Friday was the last work day for the 176 youths in Rock Island County who were involved in the 1975 Community Improvement of Rock Island County (CIRIC). According to Jack Anderson, director, there were 462 job applications this year. The youths earned $2.10 per hour and worked 16 hours a week for 6 weeks. There were 35 girls in the summer program this year.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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