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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