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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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