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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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