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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.

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