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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