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: The Rock River Illinois conference of the Methodist Church will hold its annual sessions this week in this city. About 200 ministers are expected to attend.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Brush electric company had prepared a new schedule of rates to become effective Oct. 1, with slightly increased rates to consumers.
1914 — 100 years ago: The Rock Island Aerie of Eagles made plans for the laying of the cornerstone of a new $50,000 Eagles Home. W.C. Maucker is to be master of ceremonies.
1939 — 75 years ago: Col. Charles A. Lindbergh spoke on "America and Foreign War" in a neutrality debate over nation wide radio hook-up.
1964 — 50 years ago: Two awards of the National Safety council were presented to the city of Rock Island today at noon at a meeting held in the YWCA.
1989 — 25 years ago: The final tallies are not yet in for the summer 1989 Quad-Cities tourism season, but officials are expecting the number of visitors to the area to be at least as good as, if not better than, 1988.






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