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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.

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