Day in history for September 4, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Cora Valentine, first assistant to the principal at Rock Island High School, will draw a salary of $85 a month.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- A new railroad might be built between Muscatine and Aledo and from there to Canton.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Total attendance at Rock Island playgrounds was 64,193 during the summer.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- A Davenport man will have 10 days to get warm while he is a prisoner in Rock Island County Jail. He was arrested on a drunk charge yesterday afternoon and Moline police said they intended to release him later but changed their minds when he set fire to a pile of papers and then crawled to the top of the Moline cell block in the jail. He told Magistrate Ralph Stephenson that he started the fire to get warm.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Three women employes of a Moline service station have traded their dishpan hands for bruised knuckles and aching muscles of an auto mechanic. It all started as somewhat of a lark a year ago, said Lee Witcraft, manager of Hersh's Uptown Shell, but ``they're still here; that speaks for itself.'' ``They've worked out fine,'' Witcraft added, speaking of Shirley Gray, Lyndon; Sherri Lawton, Moline and Anne Maxwell, Andalusia.
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