Day in history for July 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Cleveland Herald predicted that flour would be down to $6.50 within thirty days, citing the fact that Ohio would have the biggest crop yield in the history of the state.

1880 -- 125 years ago
J.S. Epstein sold out his interest in Mott And Co. Wholesale Liquor House to Vasilium Winter, formerly of the firm of P. Fries And Co.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The city and county authorities were vying each other in the cleaning out of immoral resorts.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Former Kaiser Wilhelm was willing and even eager to have an international court martial to determine whether he was responsible for the outbreak of World War I in 1914.

1955 -- 50 years ago
In keeping with the period of the original Fort Armstrong, which was established in 1816, two brass cannons have been mounted at the site of the old fort overlooking the Mississippi River on Rock Island Arsenal Island.

1980 -- 25 years ago
One of Rock Island's oldest industries is being sold for $8 million in cash and notes to a newly formed corporation. Bear Manufacturing Co., maker of automotive serVice equipment, is being sold by its parent company, Applied Power of Milwaukee, effective Aug. 31.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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