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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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