Day in history for July 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
Mozart is the name of the new saloon which just opened in the room next door to the Rock Island post office. It is fitted with much taste.

1883 -- 125 years ago
Thousands attended the open air concert in Union Square last night.

1908 -- 100 years ago
William B. McIntyre and C.H. Seidel were reelected to the Rock Island Board of Education yesterday.

1933 -- 75 years ago
More than 50 Jewish residents of Rock Island, including 15 members of Rock Island Lodge No. 1016, B'nai Brith, were in Chicago today to attend the Jewish Day celebration at the World's Fair. The B'Nai Brith group also will attend a district convention of the lodge at the LaSalle Hotel.

1958 -- 50 years ago
Monte Hance was installed as president of the Rock Island Rotary Club at the weekly luncheon meeting yesterday noon in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. He succeeds Melvin L. McKay. C. Ray Wilson, installing officer, presented McKay with a diamond past president's lapel pin.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Chris Gulley, Mike Carron and Johann VanBeest are featured in Shakespeare's Andquot;The Taming of the Shrew,Andquot; current production of Genesius Guild in the outdoor classic theater, Lincoln Park, Rock Island. Performances are at 8:30 tonight and Sunday and at the same time July 9 and 10. Admission is free.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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