Day in history for July 17, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dr. C. Tegeler will erect a brick block on the corner of Orleans and Washington streets, Rock Island, to be used as a wholesale house.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Twenty thousand people are expected in Rock Island for the third-annual picnic.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Building permits were issued to Claude Kipp, Hugo Storr, Clarence Vogel, A.G. Kipp, C.F. Stromquist and George Schneider.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Two Milan residents charged with petty larceny after reportedly picking flowers in Davenport's VanderVeer Park were assessed costs in Davenport police court this morning, and their 15-day sentences were suspended on the condition that they stay out of Davenport parks the remainder of this year. The pair were arrested on complaint of Emil Flambeck.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Mutual Wheel Co., 2342 4th Ave., Moline, has begun $112,000 worth of expansion and remodeling to handle increased business. The company, which is headquartered in Moline, with branches in Dubuque, Monmouth and East Peoria, sells and services heavy-duty truck and semi-trailer parts and equipment. The company has been at its Moline location since 1950 and currently employs 25 people. President of Mutual Wheel is Donald Engstrom.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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