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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