Day in history for September 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Entries in the cattle division at the Rock Island County Fair include Robert Holloway of Alexis, E.R. Healey of Andalusia, John Deere of Moline and Albert Stevens of Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Hostesses for the recital to be given by Miss Mattie Jones at Harper's Theater are Mesdames G.W. Cash, Julia Rosenfield, W.H. Gest, L. Simon, G.L. Eyster, John Warner, Phil Mitchell and Charles McHugh.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Enrollment in Rock Island schools on the first day of the fall term was 5,550.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Hoping for the same kind of a break they got from the weather during the Illinois Men's Amateur Golf Championships, Short Hills Country Club officials were making a long-range prediction of blue skys for Monday's appearance of Mildred Zaharias, the former Babe Didrickson of Olympic fame. The famed Babe, winner of just about every athletic title open to women, will appear in an 18-hole golf exhibition starting at 1 o'clock.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A strike continued today by movie projectionists against the Dubinsky theater chain. In the Quad-Cities, the strike affects: Parkway, Moline; Capri, Rock Island; Capitol, Davenport. The three Quad-Cities theaters are operating as usual with supervisory employees doubling as projectionists.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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