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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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