Day in history for October 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
The Chicago Congressional Herald proposes the removal of the national capital from Washington to Rock Island.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The stage of the water in the Mississippi was 13 feet above low water mark and a flood was feared.

1906 -- 100 years ago
The remodeling of St. Joseph's Church was being rapidly completed and Dean J.J. Quinn was preparing for a coming dedication.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The Moline Board of Education voted to add a trade class to the course of studies at the Moline High School. Twenty boys over 16 years old will be selected from Rock Island, Moline and East Moline to attend.

1956 -- 50 years ago
A former Augustana College football star has become vice president and treasurer of Macy's of New York, reputedly the world's largest department store under one roof. He is Donald Burdette Smiley, 41, son of Mrs. Etta Smiley, 1111 Kirkwood Blvd., Davenport.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island High School students upset over parking rules have lost their appeal to Superintendent James Hopson. Hopson announced today he supported the high school administration rules preventing students from driving their cars during their lunch hour. Hopson, Rocky Principal John Murphy and about three students met last week to discuss the issue.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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