Day in history for September 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Gun Club has organized a quartette for the purpose of driving dull care away. H.F. Thomas, George Lee, J.N. Fish and Fred Shaw are the musical ones. Music for sacred concerts and serenades furnished by applications to Capt. W.G. Morris, who fills the double position of leader and secretary.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The force of mail carriers in Rock Island will be increased to 12.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A Rock Island architect, Clair F. Drury, was appointed professor of architecture at the University of Oklahoma.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Joseph Grudzinski, 2, Moline, was saved from possible death by a new type of operation called valvulotomy. The boy had a narrowing of the valve where the artery to the lungs leaves the heart. Surgeons at Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, cut a stricture in the heart to permit a normal flow of blood to the lungs. He will be returned home shortly.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Most victims of broken bones carry friends signatures and good wishes on their plaster casts, but Vernon Smith of Colona is a limping Bicentennial emblem. Girlfriend Karen Heaton, East Moline, painted the stars and stripes after Smith broke his leg in Moto-Cross competition.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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