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 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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