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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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