Day in history for August 14, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- Rock Island sparkles at night like a diamond as the long line of gas lights reflect in the river. They boast of a large increase of business since the tap was cut off in Davenport.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The dry weather is noticeable by its effects on the trees in the city. Large quantities of fallen leaves strew our avenues and streets.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- Burglars made a haul of $40 at the home of A.F. Anderson, 103 5th Ave., Moline.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- An impromptu tour of Rock Island's business district yesterday revealed the extent to which the Yo-Yo has the city in its toils. Scores of persons were trying their hands at the fascinating game.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- A 30-year-old Rock Island man was rescued about 4 yesterday afternoon after the motorboat in which he and three companions were riding overturned in Rock River. The rescued man is John Timmons, 710 18th St., Rock Island.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- Contracts totaling $8.3 million for 129 gun mounts destined for the United Kingdom and Jordan have been awarded to Rock Island Arsenal. The devices will be manufactured in 1983, largely because the Arsenal's production schedule is backlogged until then.
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