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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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