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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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