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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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