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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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