Day in history for July 29, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
About 1,300 harvesters have come into this region within the past 10 days. They have caused little trouble and committed few murders.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The estimated damage of the fire in the east end of Davenport is $800,000. Not a stick is left standing in the stricken district. Between 200 and 300 people are without a roof or household goods.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Three thousand Rock Island County farmers were guests of the retail merchants of Rock Island at the Fort Armstrong Theater.

1951 -- 50 years ago
One or more persons carried two fur coats out of the Davenport Block And Kuhl store yesterday without attracting any attention in spite of the heat, Davenport police said today. The store reported last night that two coats, valued together at more than $200, were stolen from the third-floor display of furs.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Moline Forge Co. may close down its Moline plant and shift its operations to an Eldridge, Iowa, site. The company has purchased 120 acres of farmland in Eldridge, north of Davenport, and is seriously considering developing a new facility there, according to Tom Getz, president of the company, which has been in business in Moline since 1915. Getz said relocation from the 4104 4th Ave. site is being considered for several reasons, primarily because the business climate in Illinois is not as healthy as in some other states.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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