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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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