Day in history for July 23, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Work is progressing well on the Broadway Presbyterian Church.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Architect F.P. Borgolte is putting the finishing touches to the plans of the Hotel Harms, to be built this year at the corner of 18th Street and 1st Avenue, Rock Island, by Lothar Harms at a cost of $60,000.

1926 -- 75 years ago
When road construction under the $100,000,000 state bond issue program is started, Route 80 from Rock Island County south will be given early consideration, as will Route 84 from Taylor Ridge to Muscatine.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A 30-year-old woman tenant of the Avalon apartment building, 210 10th St., Rock Island, this morning confessed setting five fires in the building including two last night and three early Saturday morning. She gave no reason for her actions. Police said the woman is a former professional wrestler. Fifty-three residents of the 19-unit apartment building were endangered by the series of fires.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Randall Food Stores, a growing regional supermarket chain, has purchased four additional Quad-Cities stores, boosting its total to seven in the metropolitan area. The small chain headquartered in Mitchell, S.D., will replace four National Tea Co. stores, which is pulling its entire operation out of the area. Randall Foods will take over operation of National Food Arena, 841 42nd Ave., East Moline; and the National Food Stores at 1421 Kimberly Road, Bettendorf; 2720 W. Locust St., Davenport; and 1930 Brady St., Davenport.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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