Day in history for July 18, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Rock Island's public-school premises were receiving some necessary repairs.

1901 -- 100 years ago
In the recommendations by Major C. McD. Townsend for an appropriation of $1,000,000 for the Army Corps of Engineers next year, $15,000 was asked for the completion of work already begun on the Rock Island harbor.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Members of Colonel John Montgomery chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, dedicated and presented to the city of Rock Island a bronze tablet at the intersection of 9th and 12th streets, marking the site of the western-most engagement of the revolution.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Is it gambling if persons pay $1.25 for a fish dinner and then play 32 games of bingo free-of-charge for prize money? This legal question will be presented to State's Attorney Bernard J. Moran by Rock Island Police Chief Claus C. Miller. Chief Miller said he learned of the new bingo game angle while investigating a game he saw in progress last night at the Playmore Social Club, Inc., 1714 5th Ave., Rock Island.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Vandals slashed 27 truck tires at the strikebound Moline Consumers Ready-Mix plant, Moline police said today. Officers said the destruction occurred Tuesday night, on the eve of a Teamster vote on the latest Consumers proposal to end the 10-week-old walkout. The plant has been idled since May 4 by a strike of Teamsters Local 371 which involves four firms owned by Consumers.

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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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