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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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