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 ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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