Day in history for July 13, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Rock Island Mayor Bailey Davenport appointed S.B. Stoddard as a member of the water board. Mr. Stoddard replaced Mr. Mitchell, who resigned.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Two automobiles will race around a 1-mile track in Davenport's first auto race.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island Plow Company is preparing for a trade increase by adding $1,000,000 to its capital stock.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- In an effort to halt the telephone dispute here, four Woodhull men have organized a new firm, the Woodhull Community Telephone Company. A charter of incorporation has been issued by Secretary of State Edward J. Barrett, and the newly formed company has been authorized to sell 1,000 shares of stock at $25 a share.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Getting rid of show-off kids or a couple of stray dogs are pretty ordinary duties for an umpire but what happens when a balloon interrupts your ballgame? You order it off the field! That's what happened at Davenport's Lindsay Park when Kim Woods of Carbon Cliff and her birthday balloon landed amidst a girls' softball game. Miss Woods, her pilot Mike DeConcini of Davenport and a handful of children who helped land the craft were ordered out of center field by irate umpires who called the police for assistance.
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