Day in history for July 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
George Fuelmer of Rock Island was robbed by three men of $11 in cash and a check for $125.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Mrs. Harry Smythe, formerly of Rock Island, has reportedly fallen heir to an estate of $1 million.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Charles Crawford, Edgington Township, was elected president of the Rock Island County Home Bureau.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Davenport police were notified last night by alarmed residents that a boy was running around in their neighborhood without any trousers. Police found the youth, but decided against arresting him after hearing his story. The 16-year-old-boy told officers he had been playing ``King of the Hills'' with a group of boys, and lost his pants in his enthusiasm. After being advised to take his sport with more calm, the youth donned his trousers and went home.

1975 -- 25 years ago
This spring Mrs. Helen Anderson of Bishop Hill organized a sewing bee every Wednesday in her home to preserve a bit of bicentennial heritage by wielding needles and thread on a century old Bishop Hill flag, hand-sewn in the colony in 1876. The centennial flag was found sealed in a tin cracker canister at the restored Bishop Hill Colony Store (formerly the village post office).

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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