Day in history for August 13, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- A new post office was established near Berlin in Mercer County, called Center Ridge. Almond Shaw was appointed postmaster.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- Sergeant A.T. Wells was elected to the Rodman Rifles. After the election a parade was formed and the Knights Templar were escorted to their hall.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The Argus carried a first-page story that the route of President Roosevelt's train was changed because the government had been informed of a plot to blow up the train near Ridgewood, N.J.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Hack Wilson hit his 40th home run of the year in the second game of a doubleheader between the Brooklyn Dodgers and the Chicago Cubs.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- When school opens, one Rock Island teacher will be striking for his 31st consecutive year of perfect attendance. He is Guy Thomas, algebra and business education teacher at Franklin Junior High School.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- All of 8 years old, Jerry ''Junior'' Jackson of East Moline is a champion motocross rider, having just won the American Motocross Enterprises Honda Championship Series in Texas Aug. 1-3, and taken second in the National Championships in Ponca City, Okla., last weekend.
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