Day in history for August 31, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- A gang of 3-card monte experts, confidence men and thieves arrived in Rock Island after plying their vocation at the Cambridge fair. They are expected to be active at the Davenport fair.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- It was rumored that W.H. Truesdale, formerly of Rock Island, will succeed Collis Huntington as president of the Southern Pacific Railway.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- John Madden was named prohibition director of the district, which includes Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Moline Police Officer Earl McGlaughlin turned cowboy for a brief time this morning, rounded up four stray cows in Prospect Park, turned them over to the owner and then continued the less prosaic business of enforcing the law in the city. McGlaughlin reported the cattle are owned by John Wilson of Hillsdale, who pastured the animals at the Cleaveland farm near the park. They broke out early this morning and strayed onto city property.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Steel stretches for ``miles'' in the 755,000 square-foot addition to the Deere parts distribution center in Milan. The addition will expand the parts center to more than 1,250,000 square-feet. When the center is completed in late fall, Deere expects to employ more than 375 people in Milan, an increase of nearly 200 employes.
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