Day in history for July 13, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island Mayor Bailey Davenport appointed S.B. Stoddard as a member of the water board. Mr. Stoddard replaced Mr. Mitchell, who resigned.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Two automobiles will race around a 1-mile track in Davenport's first auto race.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Plow Company is preparing for a trade increase by adding $1,000,000 to its capital stock.

1950 -- 50 years ago
In an effort to halt the telephone dispute here, four Woodhull men have organized a new firm, the Woodhull Community Telephone Company. A charter of incorporation has been issued by Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett, and the newly formed company has been authorized to sell 1,000 shares of stock at $25 a share.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Getting rid of show-off kids or a couple of stray dogs are pretty ordinary duties for an umpire but what happens when a balloon interrupts your ballgame? You order it off the field! That's what happened at Davenport's Lindsay Park when Kim Woods of Carbon Cliff and her birthday balloon landed amidst a girls' softball game. Miss Woods, her pilot Mike DeConcini of Davenport and a handful of children who helped land the craft were ordered out of center field by irate umpires who called the police for assistance.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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