Day in history for June 3, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A home directly behind the Rock Island House was robbed of $190, a watch and some clothes, all of which were hidden in a trunk under a bed.

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Steamer Maggie Reaney took a party of excursionists to Linwood.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Argus printed the names of all public school pupils who were neither absent nor tardy during the school year.

1930 -- 75 years ago
A Salina, Kansas, family, while eating a chicken dinner, found in the bird's gizzard gold pieces valued at $54.

1955 -- 50 years ago
A visit to Deere And Co. this morning by 46 West Coast dealers provided an ''old home week'' atmosphere for William A. Hewitt, recently elected president of the company, who renewed old acquaintances with his former associates.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Actor Robert Young, famous for his television portrayal of Dr. Marcus Welby, is being treated for depression and high blood pressure at Rock Island's Franciscan Medical Center. Dr. Eduardo Ricaurte said the 73-year-old actor is suffering from a hereditary ''chemical depression.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.

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