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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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