Day in history for May 17, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- A large raft which was broken up by one of the bridge piers on Wednesday belongs to Mr. Buchanan of Galena, a lumber dealer.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- The Rock Island Fire Department participated in a fireman's parade in Davenport today.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Last night the members of the senior class of Augustana College were entertained at the home of Dr. E.F. Bartholomew.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- Looking ahead to the time when it shall be deemed advisable to proceed with the building of a Catholic central high school to serve the parishes of Rock Island, Moline, East Moline, Milan and Silvis, title has been acquired by the Diocese of Peoria to a large plot of ground just south of Lincoln Park and east of 40th Street, Rock Island.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- The 53-foot flag pole in Spencer Square still will be used to fly flags in Rock Island. City Engineer Pete A. Pakey said today that the pole will be moved to the site of the new municipal swimming pool in Long View Park.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- It weighs 60 tons, travels at up to 45 miles an hour, never needs an oil change and costs $1.5 million. The M1 Abrams is the first new tank the Army has introduced in 25 years. The tank arrived Monday on Arsenal Island.
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