Day in history for July 17, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- A car of ammunition and calvary equipment was shipped from Rock Island Arsenal for Fort Lincoln, Dakota.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- A picnic to aid the striking machinists is to be given at Huber's garden.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island retail merchants agreed on details of a community advertising campaign to cost $5,452.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Model airplanes will be grounded at the Rock Island High School ``airport'' as a result of action taken last night by aldermen acting on a petition signed by 64 residents in the vicinity of the high school. The petitioners charged the continuous buzz of the model planes has become a nuisance. They also asserted they cannot understand why they should be subjected to the noise when use of the planes was banned at Reservoir Park several years ago.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Attempts to win official approval to plan a computerized 911 communications system for the Quad-Cities began today when the concept was explained to area fire chiefs. Planners from the Bi-State Metropolitan Computer Commission and the Bi-State Metropolitan Planning Commission told the four fire chiefs who showed up for a meeting that they will be requested next week to submit letters saying they ``want to participate in the planning program.'' The chiefs are A.J. Claerhout of Moline, Norman Schadt of Silvis, Don Leslie of Rock Island, and Howard Goettsch of Davenport.
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