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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.

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