Day in history for June 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A great number of dwellings have been and are being erected here this year, but yet do not supply the demand. An empty house in the city is like a reader in Kansas, can't be found.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rodman Rifles last night entertained a military company from Moline. A battalion drill was held.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Next Sunday evening at Trinity Episcopal Church the rector, Rev. Granville H. Sherwood will deliver the baccalaureate address to the graduating class of the high school.

1931 -- 75 years ago
W.N. Phillips, president of the Rock Island Rotary Club, who sails from New York City next Saturday for Europe where he will attend the convention of Rotary International at Vienna, was presented a past president's button at the club's noon luncheon.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Sec. of State Charles F. Carpentier of East Moline is scheduled to throw out the first ball Sunday at the opening day ceremonies of the East Moline Babe Ruth and Little League baseball seasons.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Moline Public Library's Bookmobile has taken on a bright new look. And it's all due to the cheerful colors chosen for the job. The staff helped choose the colors, orange and yellow, and are thrilled with the results.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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