Day in history for June 2, 2008

1858 -- 150 years ago
The city authorities think that 75 cents a day is about as much as laborers are worth who are engaged on the streets. The laborers think otherwise and have decided not to go to work at that price.

1883 -- 125 years ago
The High School Alumni Association will hold a special meeting at the rooms of the Board of Education to complete arrangements for the annual reunion.

1908 -- 100 years ago
Albert Huber of Rock Island was elected vice president of the State League of German Catholic Societies.

1933 -- 75 years ago
Miss Iva C. Pearce, head of the speech department at Augustana College for the past 27 years, taught her last class at the college this week. Miss Pearce retired from the school of oral expression which she founded in September, 1906.

1958 -- 50 years ago
A capacity audience, swelled by the hundreds of alumni and parents of 1958 graduates of Augustana College, on campus for commencement weekend activities, packed the gymnasium for the annual home concert of the Augustana Choir.

1983 -- 25 years ago
Coolidge Junior High School might be closing, but thanks to a variety of memorabilia, it won't quickly be forgotten. The school is offering commemorative yearbooks, a choir, band and orchestra album, and a history of the school for sale at the school until June 17.

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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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