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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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