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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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