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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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