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: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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