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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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