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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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