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 The supply in its pharmacy was outdated, and its druggist said the only anti-venom serum in the Quad-Cities was in the Rock Island Y's motor hike truck medicine kit.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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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