Day in history for September 5, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
New term grand jurors from Rock Island Township are Charles A. Benser, J.G. Blyth, George Snyder, L.M. Haverstick, L.B. Regna, William A. Johnston, David Myers, S.B. Stoddard and Charles Engel.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County Old Settlers' Association picnic was postponed because the committee forgot to send out notices.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Plans for a $75,000, 2-story auditorium for South Park Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, were announced.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island's YMCA had a hand yesterday in saving the life of a 14-year-old Davenport boy bitten by a rattlesnake. When the youth was taken to Mercy Hospital about 9 last night officials began seeking an anti-toxin. The supply in its pharmacy was outdated, and its druggist said the only anti-venom serum in the Quad-Cities was in the Rock Island Y's motor hike truck medicine kit. Dale Holmgrain, boys' director at the Y, took the serum to Mercy Hospital.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Allen Schaefer, a former Moline resident, is one of perhaps a dozen blind persons teaching sighted children in Illinois public schools. Schaefer, a resident of Mazon, teaches 7th- and 8th-grade band and chorus. He has memorized the textbooks he uses and makes use of tapes. Schaefer has been blind for 9 years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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