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: 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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