Day in history for June 13, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The low stage of river water made it impossible to send freight to St. Louis by steamer. To compensate, the Chicago And Rock Island Railroad began sending wheat and corn through to St. Louis.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Barnum Circus played in Rock Island before one of the largest crowds of people to gather for a show in Rock Island's history.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The district convention of the German Methodist Epworth League was held in Rock Island at the German Methodist Church.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Jack Sharkey had a weight advantage of nine pounds in their battle for the heavyweight championship in New York. The German weighed in at 188 pounds and Sharkey at 197.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Services for the new Catholic parish in southeast Rock Island will be held temporarily in a frame building on the parish grounds at 24th Street and 31st Avenue. The Rev. E.M. Farrell, pastor of St. Louis Church, Princeton, Ill., has been appointed pastor.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Moline officials say they're concerned the physical requirements for the fire and police forces may be discriminatory to women or ethnic groups with small bone structures.
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