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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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