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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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