Day in history for July 18, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The following were issued saloon licenses: George M. Adler, Adam Brookman, Michael Brennan, Peter Sommer, Andrew Schneider, Julius Mulach, Peebles And Chapman and Henry Reddig.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- William Jennings Bryan has been extended an invitation to visit Davenport,
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- A Chicago clothing firm will erect a $60,000 factory at Fifth Avenue and Twenty-seventh Street, Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Construction on the long-awaited Quad-City sports arena in Rock Island is scheduled to start this summer if response to a stock-selling campaign is as good as anticipated. The $500,000 project is expected to be completed late in the fall. The arena will be located north of Forty-first Avenue between Ninth and Eleventh Streets. Present plans call for 4,300 permanent seats. 2,000 additional bleacher seats will boost basketball seating capacity to 6,300.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Kathy Koehn, Davenport, has been accepted into the Arsenal's apprenticeship program, becoming the first female apprentice in the program's 65-year history. Mrs. Koehn and her 35 classmates were chosen from a large number of applicants to spend three years learning the job of the machinist through both on-the-job training at the Arsenal shops and classroom study at Black Hawk College.
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