Day in history for August 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The store of G.A. Eiker of Woodhull was entered by three men who cracked a strongbox and escaped with $1,000.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Sunday closing movement inaugurated by the retail clerks association of Rock Island and Davenport became effective.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Elmore H. and John T. Stafford announced extensive improvements will be made to six store buildings on Twentieth street, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Perhaps spurred by threatened shortages of building materials because of the Korean War, construction work in Rock Island last month soared to $751,929.35 and boosted the city's building valuation for the first seven months of 1950 to $2,955,195.35, a sum 9 percent above the amount for the same period last year. 509 building permits were issued. Fees collected by the building inspector's office totaled $1,401.35.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Upper Rock Island County groups were expected to opt for formation of a non-profit corporation to pursue construction of a municipal swimming pool in the East Moline-Silvis area at a meeting in East Moline City Hall. United Township High School has been mentioned as a likely site for the indoor-outdoor pool, giving the school a moratorium for use during school hours and giving East Moline-Silvis area residents a pool for after school hours.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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