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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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