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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