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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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