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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