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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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