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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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