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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