Day in history for July 25, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
At the Rock Island County Fair this season, $18,500 will be paid in premiums.

1901 -- 100 years ago
As anticipated, yesterday proved the hottest of the season and the century as well as of all recorded time in local weather circles. Observer Sherier reported 106, a degree above the best former efforts.

1926 -- 75 years ago
The work of setting foundations for the 31 electroliers, which are to be installed in Long View Park in Rock Island has been completed.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Two feature articles written by Richard N. Gage, Argus reporter, have been reprinted in the July issue of the Rock Island Lines News Digest. The stories originally appeared in The Argus in May. The articles tell Gage's experiences riding to Chicago in the cab of a diesel engine and his return to Rock Island in a steam engine.

1976 -- 25 years ago
After living the last year and a half in Australia, the James DeBo family returned home to Hampton from ``down under'' to find their house decorated with ``welcome home'' signs by friends and neighbors. DeBo had been transferred by Deere to Perth, Australia, where he worked as project manager for business systems. The DeBo family also spent two weeks on their return home in New Zealand and several days in Tahiti and the Fiji Islands. Mrs. DeBo said, ``We enjoyed it there, but we are glad to get back home.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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