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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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