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.

Back: Available days in July 2000



Local events heading








  Today is Tuesday, July 29, the 210th day of 2014. There are 155 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








(More History)