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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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