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: 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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