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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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