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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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