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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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