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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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