Day in history for July 5, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- An advertisement signed, ``John Deere,'' states: ``The subscriber, successor to Deere, Tate and Gould, is prepared to furnish those who may favor him with their orders, every variety of one and two horse plows, all sizes of breakers and a superior seed drill.''
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- The body of a man was found floating in the Mississippi River at the foot of Arsenal Island.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Dr. A.T. Ekblad, Superior, Wis., was reelected president of the Augustana College board of directors.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- One way to keep cool on a hot Fourth of July is to go for a boat ride on the Mississippi. Four Rock Island men, Tom Welch, Fletz Peters, Robert Bowman and Charlie Beckhart, received an unexpected plunge after their boat sank. Later, they were able to raise the craft and return to Rock Island safely.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- ``They say I did somebody some good,'' 16-year-old Scott Baer said after his heroics were credited with saving the life of his boss. The Peoria youth, on parole and living in a Rock Island group home, pulled Bernard N. Rossi away from a cable electrified by volts when a crane came in contact with power lines at the Indian Bluff Forest Preserve.
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