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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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