Day in history for July 13, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
There were 22 arrests made in Rock Island in one day. Most of them were for disorderly conduct by persons who had partaken too freely of stimulants.

1880 -- 125 years ago
An unknown man leaped overboard into the river from the ferry and was drowned. He was still unidentified by the next morning.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Miscreants entered the clubhouse in Island City Park and stole balls used by the team for practice. President Sexton offered $25 reward for the apprehension of the thieves.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Quad-Cities looked hopefully for a break in the weather while the thermometer climbed toward 100 degrees for the third consecutive day. A postman was forced to leave part of his route uncarried when he was overcome by the heat.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Opening of the new $125,000 supermarket at 2930 18th Ave., Rock Island, marks the first operation in Illinois of the Geifman Food Stores.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Jake Mohr, owner of Golf Mohr Golf Course in East Moline, says a pond on the course has been invaded by a rare red algae that turns green by late afternoon. The acre-big pond is between the 10th tee and 11th green.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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