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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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