Day in history for September 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Burglars stole a quantity of silver service from the home of Colonel J.N. Macomb, Rock Island, and jewelry from the home of James S. Gilmore.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The old fashioned dance is returning to take the place of the musical form of gymnastics brought about by the rag time.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. C.W. Waterman won the Rock Island Arsenal ladies golf club championship.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In a totally unexpected move, the East Moline city council voted last night in favor of the installation of parking meters in the downtown area to provide revenue for a proposed general wage increase for city employees. The council action followed the presentation of a plea for a 25-cents per hour wage increase by members of the city street department, who walked off their jobs for one day last week to enforce their demands.

1975 -- 25 years ago
This afternoon marked a first for Black Hawk College when two former students were married in the college's student center. Jan Cockerill, Rock Island, and John Franks, rural Port Byron, decided to be married on the campus because it was here that they met when both were students in the spring term of 1971. James Parks, associate professor of vocal music at Black Hawk, added in the spirit of homecoming by serving as soloist.

Back: Available days in September 2000



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, Sept, 30, the 273rd day of 2014. There are 92 days left in the year.

1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




(More History)