Day in history for August 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Huber of the Rock Island Brewery will construct a 4-story malt house.

1900 -- 100 years ago
In appreciation for his work, head clerk C.W. Hawes of the Modern Woodmen of America was presented a bay Morgan horse hitched to a 2-seat rubber-tired surrey.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Kemble School building, ordered closed by the Rock Island Board of Education several months ago, will be reopened for another term.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Moline's newest super-market, Tenenbom's, 1910 5th Ave., will be opened at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon, according to Chris Fuss, manager. The new store is the eighth Tenenbom market and the second in Moline. The other Tenenbom store is located at 2018 16th St. Completely new throughout, the store contains wide aisles, five mechanically operated check-out counters, and several rows of open, wide shelves which provide the customer with a convenient, easy way to shop.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The team of Leo and Dan DalleMolle, Chicago, posted an adjusted best-ball card of 66 to win the low net division of the annual Father and Son Invitational Golf Tournament at Short Hills Country Club. The team of Charlie and Jim VanOteghem, Rock Island, won the low gross division with a card of 72. This year's tournament attracted a record 130 father and son teams.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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