Day in history for July 31, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A runaway team dashed up Iowa street to the Rock Island bridge, and finally crashed into a buggy containing Mrs. William A. Norris and Mrs. William Sears of south Rock Island. One of the horses was injured and had to be shot.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Bryan and Stevenson Anti-Imperialist Club of Rock Island is planning a big picnic event.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island City Council drafted an ordinance for a $119,110 storm drain for the southwest section of the city.

1950 -- 50 years ago
His putter wouldn't behave early in the afternoon, but Moline's John Hobart disciplined the wayward stick five holes before the wind-up of the Illinois Men's Amateur golf tournament yesterday afternoon at Short Hills Country Club and bagged his second championship of Illinois golfdom.

1975 -- 25 years ago
For the first time since World War II, the Rock Island Arsenal has a woman security guard. She is Paula Gold, a native of Buffalo, Iowa, and a veteran of the U.S. Navy. ``Drivers really slow down to take a second look, like they don't believe what they see,'' Miss Gold said, ``but that doesn't bother me.'' Her job includes stationary, motor and foot patrol and accident investigation as well as other duties.

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