Day in history for July 22, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Edward Lambert was robbed of $25 near the Sylvan bridge. The bandit was apprehended by Policeman Mitsch.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Republic Steel And Iron Company will put $75,000 worth of improvements in the Sylvan plant.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Milton C. Fisher, Rock Island, will become secretary of the Radio Shows Corporation, which was organized in Davenport.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Donald Nelson, 916 17th Street, Rock Island, received the first free ticket for the Rock Island night game between the Quad-City Quads and Decatur on Tuesday night, August 1. All children of Rock Island, up to and including those 14-years old, may obtain free tickets. Carl G. Herwig, chairman of the Optimist committee, made the presentation yesterday.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The wrecking ball began making a shambles of Grant School No. 1. The Moline school, built in 1887 at a cost of $25,583, is being torn down because it was uneconomical to make necessary repairs to bring it up to the safety code. Grant No. 2, south of the site, has been refurbished to handle all the classes this fall. Langman And Son, Rock Island, is wrecking the structure at a cost of $12,670.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

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