Day in history for July 24, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Isaac Negus' horse was almost a runaway, but the animal was caught before any damage was done.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Robert Mitchell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phil Mitchell, Rock Island, was injured about the head while playing golf at Indianapolis, Ind.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Ida M. Blankenburg, formerly of Rock Island, expects a share in the millions left by Lotta Crabtree, actress. The will is being contested in Boston.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island High School building was entered during the weekend and numerous pieces of furniture were upset throughout the building. In addition, police were told by Principal Owen B. Wright that between 15 and 20 windows on the northwest corner of the building have been broken by rocks.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The former International Harvester Mixed Car Warehouse in downtown Moline, with its wooden, oil-soaked floors and wooden beams, was an ``instant inferno'' after lightning struck it last night. Unofficial damage estimates the loss at more than $1 million dollars, but owners report an inventory has not been completed. Smoke from the fire reportedly could be seen from Erie, 30 miles from downtown Moline.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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