Day in history for July 26, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The P.T. Barnum Great Roman Hippodrome Show is coming to Rock Island for a 1-day stand.

1900 -- 100 years ago
J.D. Cady of Moline set a new record at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club by stroking 86 for the 18 holes.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Everett R. Cummings was reappointed manager of the Fort Armstrong Theater, Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Marvin Cullinson, 11-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph W. Cullinson, Taylor Ridge, killed a 4-foot 2-inch timber rattlesnake last evening at the Everett Hobert farm, southwest of Andalusia. The boy was walking near the chicken house when he almost stepped on the snake, which immediately coiled and warned a resounding rattle. The youth ran to the farm house, grabbed his rifle, and dispatched the reptile in short order. The snake, a rarity in western Illinois, had 11 fully developed rattles.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Young John Mitchell, Green Rock, wanted to try fishing the Mississippi River with doughballs and he did it, although he hurried and used just a standard, single-barb hook. Before the doughball could disintegrate, a 10-pound perch took the hook and John, 7, landed a real fishing prize. He was fishing out of the Illiniwek Forest Preserve.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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