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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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