Day in history for July 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
We would suggest to the Moline council that they appoint a smelling committee to go about our city and see that everything is made clean. Hot weather is coming on very fast and sickness will be in our midst before we know it if things are left as they are now.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. W.H. Dilworth, pastor of the Unitarian Church of Moline, resigned his pastorate to go to Alaska in search for gold.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Charles J. Larkin was reelected president of the Rock Island library board.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An argument over a cherry tree resulted in Davenport police being summoned yesterday. Officers said a woman was picking cherries and that neighbors were pulling on the limbs, apparently trying to shake her out of the tree. They said branches from the tree hung over a boundary line into a neighbor's yard.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A car built 15 years ago by Moline's Harvey Isaacson has been rebuilt and is being driven by his 13-year-old daughter Laurie. Isaacson built his ``Chug,'' as he calls it, from tools and materials found at home. The frame is 1'' pipe. It has a 4 h.p. motor, standard transmission, hydraulic brakes and a 1-gallon gas tank. Top speed is about 15 m.p.h., and it is driven on a path in the Isaacsons' 2-acre wooded backyard.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.

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