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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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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