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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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