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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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