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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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