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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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