Day in history for August 2, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- John F. Henry, who had been superintendent of the Chicago and Rock Island Railway, resigned his position and moved to Davenport. He was also the secretary of the Mississippi and Missouri Railroad.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Lumber And Manufacturing Co. started work in its new sash, door and blind factory.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- The new quarters to be occupied by the Rock Island Elks were ready for the new tenants.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- Dolores Del Rio, motion picture star, who had declared at one time that she would never remarry, announced her forthcoming marriage to Cedric Gibbons, motion picture art director.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- Miss Susan McDonald, Rock Island harpist who recently captured the Grand Premier Prize of the National Conservatory of Music, Paris, arrived home after spending nearly a year in France. She was the first American ever to win a Grand Premier Prize there.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- The Knights Drum and Bugle Corps of Geneseo won the Class A championship of the U.S. Open, defeating 31 other corps from the United States and Canada. Knights Dan Potter of Moline and Pete Montanez of Rock Falls were named outstanding drum majors.
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