Day in history for July 30, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
An effort is now being made by some of our citizens of Moline to have each street conspicuously named and each house numbered. The idea is a good one and deserves more attention than it is likely to get. Try to direct a stranger to any point in the city a dozen blocks distant and see what a fool he makes of himself.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. William Ludewig, Rock Island, will be the first Quad-Cities physician to make professional calls in an automobile when the machine is completed next month.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Pitcher Irvin and infielder Farber of the Rock Island baseball team were sold to New Orleans for $4,000.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Painting of all livestock barns at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds is underway in a redecorating project scheduled for completion before the 31st annual fair's opening day, Aug. 15. This is the first time in the history of the fairgrounds that the hog barns have been painted.

1975 -- 25 years ago
A Rock Island County sheriff's deputy who was suspended last week for wearing a moustache filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court against Sheriff Joe Schneider and the Rock Island County Merit Commission claiming an ``illegal, arbitrary and unreasonable'' violation of his constitutional rights. Deputy David Gould says that regulation of moustaches ``serves no public need.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.

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