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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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