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 learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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