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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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