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Day in history for July 5, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Sangeen Indians were threatening a rebellion. They claimed that the government had not complied with an agreement concerning the respecting of the Indians' lands.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Jared B. Smith and Nuss Clark of Port Byron were married by Justice Cropper.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The excitement of tending to burns received by her young son brought on a heart attack and the eventual death of Mrs. V. Nold, Rock Island.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Bill Tilden won the British tennis singles championships at Wimbledon for the first time since 1921, defeating his countryman, sensational young Wilmer Allison, in the finals 6-3, 9-7, 6-4.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Approximately 2,300 persons crowded Moline's swimming pool yesterday in an effort to beat the 95-degree heat. The day before on Sunday over 2,600 passed through the gate.

1980 -- 25 years ago
It's scenic, but not safe. So, early next week the Old Lyndon Bridge will provide passage for its last motorized traveler. The bridge, located south of Lyndon on Lyndon Road and spanning the Rock River, must be closed because county and township inspectors are afraid it will fall under load.

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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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