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Day in history for July 2, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The New York Express made the 81 miles of straight track between Syracuse and Rochester at an average speed of 51 miles an hour. We do not know of any parallel speed to this in the history of American railroading.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Holmes Hakes was elected president of the Milan Paper Company. George M.D. Hakes is secretary and superintendent.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island County Democrats, holding their annual convention, adopted a resolution favoring nomination by open primary rather than by convention. John P. Sexton was elected Democratic County Chairman.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Mrs. Phoebe Omlie of Memphis took off from Moline Airport and set a new altitude record for women, 25,982 feet. She made the record in a Monocoupe plane, manufactured in Moline.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Equipment for the Quad-City Airport control tower began arriving at the field in preparation for the beginning of installation by the Civil Aeronautics Administration prior to July 15. Installation is expected to be completed by mid-October.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Thirteen years after it was formed, a trust fund organized by the late Mrs. Charles Deere Wiman still is proving to be a lifesaver for the people who operate Moline's Riverside Cemetery. The committee managing the assets of the Riverside Cemetery Endowment Association Trust this year purchased a variety of lawn-care tools.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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