Day in history for December 2, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Public attention is requested to the new advertisement of Mr. H.H. Smith, Davenport. He has a very large assortment of the most fashionable dress trimmings and fringes, so much worn in the east.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Diphtheria is prevalent in South Rock Island.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Dr. J.W. Stewart was elected president of the Associated Charities.

1931 -- 75 years ago
Last month was the warmest November on record, Quad City Weather Bureau figures issued today revealed. The highest temperature was on Nov. 16 when 76 degrees was recorded.

1956 -- 50 years ago
The city of Rock Island officially took possession of the new Hauberg Civic Center at 13th Avenue and 23rd Street, Rock Island, today. However, actual use of the center is not anticipated until late January or early February. The property has been donated to the city by heirs of the late Mr. and Mrs. John H. Hauberg.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Jana Stenzel, a senior at Orion High School, has a $1,000 college scholarship waiting for her because she adapted a cold soup recipe that pleased judges in a contest sponsored last spring by the National Pecan Marketing Council. Jana, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Al Stenzel of Orion, won the scholarship and a $150 cash prize for her entry, Curried Cauliflower Potage.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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