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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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