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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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