Day in history for September 7, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Present at the Rock Island township board meeting were Supervisor Krell, Justices Wagner and Pinkley and Town Clerk Beardsley.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Lines announced it would start a vigorous campaign against forgery of railroad tickets.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Axel Johnson, Rock Island, narrowly escaped death when his auto plunged over a bridge and buried him in a muddy creek.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Twenty-six neighbors and friends of Mr. and Mrs. William Parrish of near Cambridge went to the Parrish home early this week and cut and baled nearly 400 bales of hay. Mr. and Mrs. Parrish were involved in an automobile accident Aug. 14 at Redmond, Oregon, while en route to California to visit relatives. Mr. Parrish was seriouly injured but his condition is reported to be improved. Mrs. Parrish also incurred injuries, and she has been out of the hospital about a week.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Susan Fritts, 14, Rock Island, and Amy Lohmolder, 12, Moline, recently won first prizes for their sewing talents. The contest Susan and Amy entered is the Singer Teenage Sewing Contest, sponsored by local Singer companies. The contestants, who model the fashions they have sewn, are girls from the age of 10 to 19 who have been taking sewing lessons for the summer.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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