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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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