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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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