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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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