Day in history for July 21, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Directors re-elected for the Rock Island Glass Company are: P.L. Mitchell, P.L. Cable, John Warner, George Mixter, T.J. Robinson, Angus Robson and Charles Conqueror.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island Board of Education selected Herbert B. Hayden of Council Bluffs, Iowa, to be superintendent of schools at an annual salary of $2,000.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Fourth Avenue street car tracks west of 15th Street, Rock Island, will be abandoned.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An early construction date on a Quad-City sports arena in Rock Island was virtually assured today with the announcement that $60,000 of the necessary $150,000 required locally for the $500,000 structure already has been obtained in less than a week of a stock-selling campaign. Horace F. Mason, a member of the arena committee who heads solicitation of stock in the enterprise, said response to the drive to date has been excellent. The proposed arena site covers 15 acres between 9th and 11th Streets, north of 41st Avenue.

1975 -- 25 years ago
George Young, present owner of Sohrbeck's Drug Store in downtown Moline, brewed up a batch of extract of witch hazel with equipment more than 100 years old. Young, who bought the store from the Sohrbeck estate in 1946, recently gave the early drug store equipment to the Rock Island County Historical Society.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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