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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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