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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