Day in history for November 6, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
A social ball will be given by Michael Gleason at James Brodrick's tavern, Shamrock House, Friday. There will be good music.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. A.B. Allen, rector of Trinity Episcopal Church, in behalf of the women of the city, presented the Rodman Rifles a handsome flag Friday night.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Seventy-eight students of Augustana College were suspended by the faculty for disorderly conduct following the ruling of the board on intercollegiate football.

1931 -- 75 years ago
If returns of the assessors of the townships of Rock Island County are to be taken at their face value, there are only 49 watches and clocks in the whole county. An analysis of assessments would indicate that most people of the county look at the sun to tell time or on cloudy days depend on the radio.

1956 -- 50 years ago
When a semi-trailer truck skidded and overturned late yesterday at Hahn's Corner on Highway 6, northwest of Davenport, frozen turkeys were scattered all over the highway. The truck, owned by the Rock Island Produce Co., was badly damaged, but the cargo was recovered.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Davenport Packing Co. of Milan was fined $2,000 by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for violating several water treatment regulations.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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