Day in history for July 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Fall grand jurors from Rock Island Township are: Charles Benser, J.G. Blythe, George Snyder, L.M. Haverstick and J.B Danforth.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Electric Sprinkler Co. suspended operations in Rock Island, refusing to pay the water rates charged by the city.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Peoples Savings Bank And Trust Co. and the Mechanics and Merchants Savings Bank of Moline were consolidated.

1950 -- 50 years ago
One-way traffic for downtown Moline won the first round when city councilmen last night unanimously approved the proposal during a committee of the whole meeting and ordered city engineer William M. Coopman to confer with state highway department officials and ask that they speed their part in the changeover.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An American flag presented to the Village of Andover back in 1876 during a Fourth of July Centennial celebration in Cambridge is on display in the courthouse office of Eben C. Johnson. He said the 12- by 6-foot flag, with 37 stars in its blue field, was one of his father's prize possessions. His father, Frank, was the only known survivor, at the time of his death in 1952, who had attended the parade of 1876 when Andover won the flag as a prize for having the largest delegation present for the parade.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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