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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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