Day in history for July 28, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A mineral well has been discovered near the Watch Tower, and the water is believed to contain medicinal properties.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Arthur Burris, Rock Island, was severely burned by exploding gasoline.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dr. S.G. Yourgert, Rock Island, vice president of Augustana College, and his wife were injured in an automobile collision at Mount Vernon, N.Y.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The last of two members of a gypsy caravan, arrested earlier this week when police probed alleged phrenologist activity in Rock Island, was released under $2,000 bond at 8 p.m. yesterday. He is Dewey Marks, 30, termed by police to be the leader of the caravan, which was traced to Oregon, Ill., after its departure from Rock Island last month. Earlier this week, Mary Marks, 35, was freed under $2,000 bond pending her hearing Aug. 4 on confidence game charges involving $800.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency issued an ozone advisory for all of Rock Island County today. Ozone levels hit .074 parts per million .004 above the ozone advisory level. If the levels continue to climb and if air stagnation develops, an ozone watch or yellow alert could be issued. Rock Island County was the only area in the state alerted for high ozone levels.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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