Day in history for July 2, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- A large raft was smashed on the bridge piers yesterday morning. The damage was reported to be heavy. Whether any lives were lost or not, we do not know.
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- An Italian band discoursed sweet music on the street yesterday and collared the nickels from the persons who were generously disposed.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The law prohibiting the sale of cigarets went into effect today, but almost all merchants still have them for sale and will have until further steps were taken by the state.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island had the lowest death rate in the Quad Cities in 1930 with a figure of 10.4 per 1,000 population, the United States Census Bureau reported in a recent tabulation. Moline led in the birth figures, 26.7 per 1,000 population. Rock Island's birth rate was 13.1.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- Contracts totaling $1,444,245 for the major part of the $2 1/2 million new power plant at East Moline State Hospital were announced today. The new power plant will replace the original building constructed in 1897.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- About 180 employees of John Deere Plow-Planter Works will be laid off indefinitely because of reduction in production schedules. It will drop employment at the plant to about 1,700, with about 1,250 laid off indefinitely.
Back: Available days in July 2007