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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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