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.

Back: Available days in June 2004



Local events heading








  Today is Thursday, April 17, the 107th day of 2014. There are 258 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






(More History)