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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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