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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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