Day in history for August 5, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Captain Dave Hillier constructed the first sidewalk on Commerce street in Rock Island.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Tom Cox was chosen captain of the stone cutters' baseball team in Rock Island.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island street department purchased a new truck and grader for work on city streets.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- The campaign to eliminate gambling in Rock Island County was renewed with vigor today by State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran, acting on two ``fronts,'' civil and criminal. In three separate circuit court actions Moran asks that injunction writs be issued to prohibit the playing of bingo for money or other valuables at three alleged Rock Island bingo establishments on the grounds that they are ``public nuisances.''
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- National Supermarkets will close its Davenport Division warehouse facility on Rockingham Road, on Sept. 6, resulting in a layoff of about 43 warehouse and general office employes. National has maintained a warehouse facility in Davenport for about 20 years. They have 7 retail food outlets in the Quad-Cities, but officials said none would be affected by the closing of the warehouse.
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