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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.

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