Day in history for August 30, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Owners of the winning horses of the Henry County Fair race were S.W. Wheelock, C.M. Hall, Mr. Hartzell and A.B. Fisk.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Allen H. Head, Rock Island, was appointed general superintendent of the Rock Island Plow Co., succeeding Simon A. Kerns.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island YMCA again won first honors in the state Bible study.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- A dog's life isn't so bad after all, at least for one Rock Island canine who was guest of honor today at a party marking her fifth birth date. The celebrant, ``Miss'' Skippy Reid, is a brown and lemon border collie owned by Jimmy Reid, 7-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Clifford Reid, 2349 17th St. Guests included 10 neighborhood children, three adults and a rabbit. Guests wore gold-colored paper dog collars and the menu featured hot dogs. Pink frosting paw prints decorated the birthday cake.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Greyhound and Crown bus terminal at 1200 5th Ave., Moline, will be closed permanently at 6 tonight. Robert Francione, agent for the Greyhound Lines in Moline, said the company had 60 days notice of the termination of their lease on the building. He said the firm made no provision to move to another location and he had terminated his contract with the company.
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