Day in history for June 2, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The Postmaster General established a new post office at Colona Station in Henry County.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The big topic of conversation was the discussion of the Republican National Convention being held in Chicago.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Modern Woodmen of America and Royal Neighbors had memorial ceremonies for the departed at Chippiannock Cemetery. George McCaskrin was the principal speaker.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Thirteen insane criminals, five of them slayers, escaped from the State Hospital for the Criminally Insane in Michigan after arming themselves with knives and imprisoning two guards.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Net sales and income for Deere And Co. for the 6-month period ending April 30 showed appreciable increases over the same period a year ago, according to a report to stockholders today by William A. Hewitt, president.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Two East Moline men will serve as editors on The Marquette Tribune, the student newspaper of Marquette University in Milwaukee, next fall. Rich Core will be news editor. Peter J. Tvarkunas will serve as assistant photo editor.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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