Day in history for June 2, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Rock Island County Bible Society will meet Wednesday in the Second Presbyterian Church, Rock Island, and elect officers.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Captain Jones of the Louisa said today his boat has brought up 40,000 bushels of grain so far this spring from Andalusia. The grain is shipped east from here over the Rock Island And Peoria Railroad.

1902 -- 100 years ago
A description of missionary work in the Congo, Africa, was given by Miss Catherine Mabie in the First Baptist Church, Rock Island.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Saukie, an Indian name, was selected as the name for the new public golf course on 38th Street, Rock Island. Evert R. Cummings, manager of the Fort Armstrong Theater, was the winner in a contest conducted by The Argus to select a name.

1952 -- 50 years ago
A blaze that started in doughnut dough grease after a steam line broke caused heavy damage to the Milan Bakery and for a time threatened three adjoining buildings early today. Damage was estimated at between $15,000 and $20,000. This was confined largely to the Milan Bakery in the 300 block on 1st Avenue where baking machinery was badly damaged.

1977 -- 25 years ago
An unarmed Davenport police detective talked a lone gunman into releasing three hostages and coaxed the gunman into tossing his two automatic weapons onto the pavement in front of Household Finance Corporation's office at 230 W. 3rd St.

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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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