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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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