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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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