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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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