Day in history for April 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Our enlarged daily is printed on paper manufactured by Mr. S.W. Wheelock, the enterprising proprietor of the Moline Mills.

1880 -- 125 years ago
Mr. Ben Harper received a new safe from the Hall Safe and Lock Co., Cincinnati and Chicago. It is one of the best made and has all the latest improvements, being both burglar and fire proof.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Moline has been growing in the last three years and figures compiled by H.N. Stone And Co. prove the facts. Moline now has a population of 25,061 and East Moline a population of 1,559.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Al Capone and Bugs Moran gangs, heretofore at war in Chicago, have united under Capone's leadership.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Mass inoculation of Rock Island County first- and second-grade students will be postponed until further notice because the Salk anti-polio vaccine has not arrived in Springfield.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Silvis city officials have rejected a plan from the Greater Metropolitan Area Housing Authority to build 50 low-income family housing units in the city. Aldermen were concerned that building additional units in the city might put a burden on water and sewer services already working near capacity in some areas.

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