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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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