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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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