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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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