Day in history for July 15, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Mayor Harper, of Rock Island, with his accustomed public spirit and energy, is raising money for two fire companies. Our citizens ought to subscribe liberally.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The old Rodman Mill was discovered ablaze early in the morning. Firemen called to the scene extinguished the blaze before too much damage was done.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Judge Lucian Adams attended a meeting of the trustees of Jubilee College, an Episcopal institution. The school has been closed for several months, but was scheduled to reopen in August.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Howard Fryman struck out 16 Keokuk batters as Rock Island defeated Keokuk, 3-1, before more than 2,000 fans at the first night baseball game in Rock Island's history. The game was played at Douglas Park.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- The last piece of steel for the new Scott County Courthouse was swung into position today. Following the dictates of custom, the American flag was sent aloft on the final beam.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Moline aldermen will vote on a proposed ordinance that would prohibit property owners from allowing weeds and other nuisance plants from growing more than 12 inches high.
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