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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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