Day in history for November 7, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
On Tuesday evening, a little girl was crossing the river to Davenport on the ferry with a roll of manuscript entitled ''My Trip to France and Rome, No. 5,'' which she lost. It was being sent over the river to be copied. A reward of $5 will be paid for its return.

1881 -- 125 years ago
Arrangements are being made to raise the hull of the Jennie Gilchrist which sank in a collision with the Rock Island bridge some time ago.

1906 -- 100 years ago
Head Clerk C.W. Hawes of the Modern Woodmen of America announced a gain of 4,456 members in October. The membership now stands at 822,763.

1931 -- 75 years ago
First basketball practice of the year was held in the Augustana College gymnasium this week with a group of 20 reporting to Coach Art Swedberg.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Burglars stole a stock of sweaters, stockings and women's undergarments last night from Herman's Hosiery and Underwear Co., Black Hawk Road and 30th St., Rock Island.

1981 -- 25 years ago
Visitors to the new Mercer County Hospital would appreciate it even more if they took a trip through the old hospital first. The new hospital, where there is an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, is spacious, warm and cheerful, contrasting sharply with the dark, dreary, musty old building that is being vacated.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.

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