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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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