Day in history for December 3, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
Stephen A. Douglas of Illinois is our first choice for the presidency in 1852.

1876 -- 125 years ago
Morris Rosenfield was elected Worshipful Master of Rock Island Lodge, No. 658, A.F. And A.M.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Congress was asked for $758,220 for the Illinois-Mississippi Canal and $135,000 for a new hospital building at the Arsenal.

1926 -- 75 years ago
William R. Wells announced plans for construction of a $55,000 16-unit apartment house at 4th Avenue and 11th Street, Rock Island.

1951 -- 50 years ago
The Rock Island chamber of commerce has invited Milan to become part of the city of Rock Island if and when the Milan school district is consolidated with the Rock Island public school system. ``It is the chamber's belief that any consolidation of the two school districts should not take place until Milan itself is a part of Rock Island,'' said Gerald H. Falder, president of the Rock Island chamber.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Quad-City Airport officials can live with paying 25 percent more for water than in-city customers, but Moline officials say they can't. The city has been asking the airport to pay 63 percent more than residents, but airport officials have said nothing above the 25 percent surcharge is acceptable. City officials have said the 63 percent surcharge would enable the city to make an 11 percent profit, which is comparable to private utilities.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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