Day in history for August 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Our board of health is at work. They reported to the Moline council several nuisances, which they urge should be abated by the street committee. Persons knowing of anything likely to endanger the health of the city should make complaint to some members of the board.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island city council granted St. Anthony's Hospital the use of free water.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Safe crackers took $1,000 from the Lundt and Company Department Store in Moline.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Mississippi River shipping through the Rock Island District totaled 2,285,255 tons from January through July, a new record high, the district office of U.S. Engineers said today. The seven-month figure is 165,752 tons higher than the tonnage during the same period of 1949. The district tonnage for July was 605,599 tons.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Jeri Hurry has been called everything from ``sweetie'' to ``Christy Love'' but the title she prefers is ``officer.'' Mrs. Hurry is the first female to serve full time on the six-member security force at Black Hawk College's Quad-City campus, and has been out there directing traffic, tracking down missing objects and dealing with the day-to-day problems of patrolling the campus right along with the men.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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