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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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