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: 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.






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