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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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