Day in history for July 30, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- A team, used in moving James Broderick's house, became frightened at a locomotive on the St. Louis Road, and ran down Illinois Street as far as Nichol's boarding house, where the horses ran into a vegetable wagon.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Veterinary surgeons are just now busy doctoring the many equines suffering with the grip, catarrhal fever, influenza, or whatever it is that is at present raging among the unfortunate beasts.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The Quad-Cities is in danger of losing air mail service unless there is an increase in the amount of mail sent from this territory.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The Fort Theater has installed a complete new projection system and is using the equipment for the first time with the current feature, it was announced today by W. Rod McCulloch Jr., manager. Included in the improvements are a new RCA sound reproducing system, a larger even-light screen and a new projector mechanism with special lenses. Rock Island movie fans can now enjoy the same high standard of sound as that in the finest theater in the world, Radio City Music Hall, New York City.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Ronnie Redell say's he sure he doesn't want another piece of watermelon this summer. The 9-year-old gobbled seven pieces during a watermelon eating contest at Silvis Park to claim the championship. All six contestants, dripping with juice at the end, moaned they had eaten too much.
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