Day in history for December 4, 2002

1852 -- 150 years ago
Colonel John Dickson of Camden Mills (Milan) has given the editor of The Argus a barrel of his Extra flour. He knows how to do the handsome thing, knowing that an editor can write better on a full stomach than an empty one.

1877 -- 125 years ago
Crowds of people called at the John B. Hawley home on Moline Avenue, near Elm Street, Rock Island, to congratulate him on his appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

1902 -- 100 years ago
Mr. and Mrs. A. Mosenfelder entertained the Rock Island High School football squad at a banquet in their home. Their son, Arthur, plays right end on the team.

1927 -- 75 years ago
Daniel W. Custer, a Civil War veteran and second cousin of General Custer of the Indian wars, died.

1952 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island Arsenal has manufactured many items during its 90-year history but today a new product topped the list, a 9-pound baby boy. Mark Del Stevens was born in an auto just outside the Arsenal Medical Center. His parents were married last March 1 on that nationally-televised Bride and Groom show.

1977 -- 25 years ago
Approximately $2,152 in donations has been collected for the Coal Valley Fire Protection District's ambulance service. The money is to be matched by township federal revenue sharing, and given to the fire protection district to lower or eliminate the $13,350 tax levied for ambulance service.

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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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