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 The supply in its pharmacy was outdated, and its druggist said the only anti-venom serum in the Quad-Cities was in the Rock Island Y's motor hike truck medicine kit.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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