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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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