Day in history for June 13, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Residents of Port Byron will celebrate the battle of Bunker Hill with an excursion and picnic on the steamer Diamond Joe.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The first of a series of summer concerts was given at the Watch Tower Park in Rock Island by Albert Peterson's orchestra.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Standard Plumbing Manufacturing Co. of Pittsburgh leased the former Hill Furniture building in the 1600 block on 2nd Avenue, Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Sammy made it. Sammy, a striped alley cat owned by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lesage, 1629 13th Street, Moline, evidently became worried when his owners began packing to move to Danville, Ill., last week, so he hopped into the moving van and went to sleep. His disappearance worried his owners, but after looking high and low for the cat, they finished packing and left. When the movers started unpacking the van in Danville, out jumped Sammy.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Tony Lasek, East Moline, spent the day avoiding black cats, walking around ladders and throwing salt over his shoulder. He noted his 13th birthday, Friday the 13th. ``The only thing unlucky for me about today is that my mom told me at age 13 I could quit having parties.''
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