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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