Day in history for August 5, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The Moline Plow Company has been putting in some heavy improvements during the last week.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Work has begun on the new Jewish synagogue to be erected by the Hebrews of Rock Island on 22nd Street and 3rd Avenue at a cost of $7,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The women's championship of the Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club was won by Mrs. C.E. Robb of Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Seven persons were injured and extensive property damage was done when one of the Rock Island-Moline City Lines new diesel buses and a 1951 model auto collided at 24th Street and 7th Avenue, Rock Island. Operators of the bus and auto and five passengers of the former were hurt in the accident. The auto was wrecked, the bus was badly damaged, the front porch of a duplex was virtually destroyed and a street sign at the intersection was knocked down.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Expensive dogs, placed in the Rock Island Animal Shelter by the county animal control officer, are disappearing from outdoor pens. Henry DeVooght, the animal control officer, told the administration committee of the Rock Island County Board he fears people will think he is taking the dogs and selling them. DeVooght cited one recent instance in which a Cordova man was notified on Friday his dog, an English Pointer, had been caught and could be picked up at the shelter. DeVooght said when he arrived on Saturday to claim his dog, it was gone.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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