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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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