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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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