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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