Day in history for December 1, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A new advertising column starts in the Argus today. We claim more advertising than the other two papers in the city put together.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The fourth ball of the season will be held at Hilliers Hall this evening by the Rock Island Pleasure Club.

1906 -- 100 years ago
According to the Three-I League average for the season, Rock Island led in team fielding, but was sixth in batting. The best batter on the Rock Island team is Cy Black with .272.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island High School boys' oratory team won its first contest over Davenport High School. Members of the Rock Island team included Jack Wright, Robert Maucker, Fred Hagen and Richard Stengel.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Burglars took $3,000 in cash, the majority from two safes, early this morning at the headquarters of the Rock Island Aerie of Eagles, 408 21st St. Detective Sgt. D. Max Jennings said the burglars forced open two safes, a cash register, pinball machine and automatic music machine. All are located on the second floor of the Eagles building.

1981 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester officials announced Monday that the Christmas shutdown at plants in Rock Island and East Moline will be extended for another week. The plants will be shut down from Dec. 14 to Jan. 17.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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