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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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