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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.

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