Day in history for July 25, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Officers nominated by the Rock Island County Bible Society are: the Rev. J.R. Findley, the Rev. J.R. McCalister, J.W. Stark, E.W. Spencer, A. Hoffman, J.W. Stewart, H.O. Sleight, J.L. Freeman, A.K. Philleo, Charles Hansgen, D.F. Moore, S.F. Cooke, Henry Brockman, D.P. McKown and Rufus Walker.

1900 -- 100 years ago
It was reported that a party of pearl hunters prospecting in Rock River found a pearl weighing 12 grains, worth $1,200.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Methodist campgrounds south of Milan were wrecked by a windstorm which caused $200,000 damage throughout the county.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A new and more nutritious bread recipe has been turned over to 19 mental and other institutions of the Illinois welfare department. The bread made from it contains more dried eggs and dried milk and tastes better, says Mrs. Ethel Boyle, who developed the recipe. Mrs. Boyle is the department's home economics and nutrition expert. The 19 welfare institutions which do their own baking produce a total of 24,000 pounds of bread a day.

1975 -- 25 years ago
It's not unusual for the mother of the bride to sew her daughter's wedding gown. It is unusual for her to crochet her daughter's gown. Mrs. Nancy Bohman, Moline, said she had never crocheted a dress before and didn't have many problems. The dress took six weeks to make at a cost of $11.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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