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: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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