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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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