Day in history for June 3, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Army worms are destroying much of the crops now growing. The St. Louis area fears army worms may prevent the growing of any grain at all in 1852.

1877 -- 125 years ago
A warehouse in Milan, the property of John and George Dickson, was destroyed by fire at 2 a.m. today.

1902 -- 100 years ago
The Argus today reports the official end of the war between the British and the Dutch in South Africa. The Boer War began Oct. 11, 1899, and its cost to England is estimated to be over a billion dollars.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Attorney Oscar E. Carlstrom, of Aledo, said he would be a candidate for the Republican nomination for governor next spring.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Members of Miss Lola McMaster's third-grade class and Miss Clara Widdel's ungraded room at Hawthorne School dined out for a term end treat and an opportunity to make use of nutrition and etiquette training. Miss Widdel's pupils walked to Davenport and back for a cafeteria luncheon. Miss McMaster's class had breakfast in a downtown hotel.

1977 -- 25 years ago
A series of house burglaries and one mugging near 14th Street and 34th Avenue, Rock Island, have terrorized the neighborhood, but police say the area doesn't warrant the additional protection residents have sought. Mrs. William Seesland said 16 homes in the neighborhood have been burglarized in the last year, and one woman was robbed of her purse just outside her door.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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