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: 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.




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