Day in history for June 2, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- Charlotte Buford has been crowned queen of the Female Seminary and Mary Grinell queen of School District No. 2. Each delivered an appropriate address at the coronation ceremonies.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Athletic Club will present its first entertainment of the summer at the Harper Opera House June 9.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- An examination will be held in Rock Island June 15 to secure eligibles from which to fill vacancies in the position of typewriter (male) at Rock Island Arsenal. The commission has experienced difficulty in hiring qualified male typewriters, who can earn up to $704 a year in the position.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- Samples of the new currency, which will be placed in general circulation July 10, are on display in Rock Island banks. The new bills are only two-thirds as large as the present ones.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island-Moline to Chicago toll road is one of seven such highways recommended by the Illinois Toll Road Commission. Also recommended for the future is an expressway from Rock Island to Danville.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Gregory Coler, director of the state Department of Children and Family Services, has ordered a major shakeup in the agency's operation in Rock Island and Moline. He said several staff members will be reassigned and a new position of field service coordinator created.
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