Day in history for July 15, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Authorities at Rock Island Arsenal are building a float to paint the underside of the bridge extending from Moline to the island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
It is rumored that Diamond Jo Packet Company will quit business at the end of the river season. The reason given is that there are too many railroads on the banks of the upper Mississippi River.

1925 -- 75 years ago
T.J. Murray was named to head the newly-revived commerce agency of the Rock Island Lines.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Pvt. Jack M. Kettering, 18, son of Mrs. Madge Kettering, 1845 6th St., Rock Island, is one of 40 Japan-based soldiers filmed for ``Call Me Mister,'' a 20th Century-Fox technicolor movie. The soldiers were photographed at the Grand Theater in Kyoto, where much of the action in the movie takes place. Based on the broadway stage hit of the same name, ``Call Me Mister,'' the picture stars Betty Grable and Dan Dailey.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A ramshackle house in East Moline's Watertown district has put that city up against one of the most powerful families in Rock Island County. The city has locked horns with the McNeal family over demolition of a vacant and allegedly hazardous 120-year-old family home. The red brick structure is located near the entrance road to Campbell's Island.

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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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