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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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