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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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