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 attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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