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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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