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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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