Day in history for June 3, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- J.D. Taylor was awarded the contract for building the Robinson Block at the corner of Washington and Illinois on the site of the old City Hotel in Rock Island.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Miss Stella Bollman was elected president and Mrs. Orrin Leonard vice president of the Aiken Street Christian Endeavor Society.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Fifty-four Augustana graduates received degrees at the commencement exercises.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- A search by Dr. B.J. Palmer for an elephant skeleton, which consumed many years and took him over much of the globe, ended yesterday in Davenport. The carcass of a 6-ton pachyderm was presented to Dr. Palmer by Jack Mills, head of the Mills Bros. Circus, which gave two performances in Davenport yesterday. The elephant died unexpectedly of complications which set in after a tooth had been pulled yesterday.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Damage from fire, heat and smoke early Sunday at the Elks Lodge 980 building, 220 19th St., Rock Island, is roughly estimated at $100,000, Howard F. DeMay, exalted ruler, said today. Two of the nine Elks members residing on the third floor of the building died of smoke inhalation as a result of the blaze, which was confined to the first floor and staircase.
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