Day in history for July 29, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A $100 reward was offered for information leading to the apprehension of two prisoners who had escaped from the Cambridge jail.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The dead body of a man was found in a box car at the foot of 14th Street in the Peoria Railroad yard. The car in which the corpse was found was said to have come from Cincinnati.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Frank G. Allen, Republican candidate for Congress, addressed Republicans of the Seventh Ward of Rock Island and defined his position.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Frank Foster, Chicago gunman indicated for the slaying June 9 of Alfred ''Jake'' Lingle, Chicago newspaper reporter, today was identified positively as the slayer by Policeman Anthony Ruthy.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- If any man in the Quad-Cities has a pleasant word to say for the present heat wave it would be Ralph Ludders, manager of City Products Corp., Silvis. The firm manufactures a large amount of the ice used on the Illinois side of the Quad-Cities.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- More than 2,300 20-year-old men registered for the draft in the metropolitan Quad-Cities last week, and postal officials expect about the same number of 19-year-old men to register this week.
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