Day in history for July 20, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Mayor Davenport appointed Aldermen Wheelock, Whipple and Gault to devise means for disposing garbage and nuisance in the Rock Island city limits.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Plans for Sacred Heart Catholic Church, to be erected at 28th Street and Fifth Avenue, Rock Island, are being prepared by Architect Stauduhar.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The summer playground at Eugene Field School, Rock Island, was closed when neighbors complained of the noise.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The new 3.5-inch rocket launcher, which knocked out seven out of seven Communist tanks in its first Korean test today, were shipped to the battlefront from Rock Island Arsenal, it was revealed today. Colonel Frank Dorn, chief of information for the Army in Washington, D.C., released the information, saying the weapons were shipped to the West Coast by plane from the Quad-City Airport on July 15.

1975 -- 25 years ago
``Methuselah'' is alive and well and playing fast pitch softball in the Moline YMCA Church League. Rich Johnson, Moline, started playing for Elim Covenant Church of Moline at age 14. Johnson is playing in his 40th campaign for Elim and hopes to play a couple more seasons ``as long as I feel good.'' The outfielder turned pitcher says he'd ``retire'' rather than play in the more popular game of today, slow pitch softball.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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