Day in history for July 18, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- There were 11 deaths in Norfolk, Va., during the same day, all caused by yellow fever. On the same day, there were 20 deaths reported in New Orleans.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Lola May Davis, 6 years old, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, 906 11th St., Rock Island, was injured when she ran into the side of a moving automobile near her home.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Funeral services for John Astor were held in the family home in Rock Island. The Rev. Burke, pastor of St. Joseph's Church, officiated.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- The Brooklyn Dodgers split a doubleheader with the Chicago Cubs to remain three games in front of the National League.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A blow torch, used for heating linoleum, in the New York Store Beauty Salon, Moline, ignited a number of soiled towels in a beauty table towel bin and filled the store with smoke.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Two East Moline women were credited with saving the lives of an unidentified man and small child from drowning in Crystal Lake near DeWitt, Iowa. The women, according to a report of the incident by Miss Elaine Clark, are Mrs. Blanche Stirratt, 646 15th Ave., and Miss Elizabeth Keener, 1409 19th St.
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