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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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