Day in history for June 3, 2004

1854 -- 150 years ago
The Argus editor witnessed, by invitation, a surgical operation performed by Drs. Brackett and Bulkley. They removed a cancer tumor from the eye of an Edgington girl, who was under the partial influence of chloroform.

1879 -- 125 years ago
Three generals and Gov. Cullom will be among the notable personages present at the delegation of the Rodman Rifles, Armory Hall, June 11.

1904 -- 100 years ago
Henry Klever, the 8-year-old Hampton boy who supposedly fell off the Campbell's Island Bridge and drowned, was found asleep in some woods in Moline last night. After he had become separated from his parents, he boarded a trolley car and rode until it was dark.

1929 -- 75 years ago
Moline City Council called a special election on a proposal for city purchase of Moline airport.

1954 -- 50 years ago
Painting of the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge across the Mississippi River from Bettendorf to Moline is to get under way as soon as weather permits. Foremen have arrived from New York City and are lining up the crew to start the several-months long job. The work is to be done by the Carlson Painting Co., New York.

1979 -- 25 years ago
Fire erupted in Ila's Barber Shop, 4318 23rd Ave., Moline, Saturday evening causing serious damage to the small shop and its contents. The blaze apparently began in an office near the back of the shop, owned by Ila Pearson of Moline.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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