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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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