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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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