Day in history for September 8, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A total of 171 arrests were made in Rock Island during June, July and August. The largest number was 23 for drunk and disorderly conduct.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Sir William Henry Preece, who has been experimenting with wireless telegraphy, was able to convey audible speech six to eight miles across the sea without wires.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Thirty persons were hurled into Crescent Lake near Alpha when the north end of the clubhouse porch collapsed.

1950 -- 50 years ago
C. Thomas Magnum, Rock Island professional magician, will begin his winter tour Monday at LaMouer, N.D. He will give at least 300 performances by the end of his season, May 17. He will make appearances in private, parochial and public elementary and high schools, colleges, state institutions, abbeys and deaf asylums. The first week his schedule calls for 15 entertainments.

1975 -- 25 years ago
How would you like to share your house with 4,000 fish? Jack Bivens thinks it's great. In the family room of his home in Rock Island, Bivens has 30 aquariums ranging in size from 2 to 55 gallons. In addition, he has three 95-gallon horse watering tanks in the family room. These are used for raising young fish. Bivens has been involved in the tropical fish hobby for five years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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