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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