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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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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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