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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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