Day in history for July 22, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
There is no law to prevent it, but there should be. We mean to prevent a gang of ill-mannered young Americans from hanging around and blockading church entrances and places of amusement. Ladies are so often annoyed that many of them will prefer to remain at home rather than be subject to the insolent stare of these loafers.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The W.C.T.U. has this year added two others to the four barrels placed in Rock Island to hold ice water for thirsty passers.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Flower growers from Missouri and downstate Illinois gathered at the Fort Armstrong for the opening sessions of the midsummer meeting of the St. Louis district of the National Flower Growers Association.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Occupants of the 19-unit Avalon apartment building, 210 10th St., Rock Island, had to leave their beds hurriedly twice early this morning as fire caused an estimated $1,000 damage to a third floor apartment. Firemen were called at 2:48 a.m. and were summoned there again at 5:25 a.m. when flames broke out again.

1976 -- 25 years ago
The Moline Lawn Bowling Club accepted a large collection of lawn bowling pins and a set of lawn bowls collected by the late Harry M. Harris, founder and first president of the club. Harry M. Harris collected the pins during lawn bowling tours in England in 1957 and Australia in 1959. One of the cabinets containing the collection is made of wood from Abraham Lincoln's original home in Springfield.

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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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