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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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.






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