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: 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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