Day in history for July 17, 2006

1856 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Edward has just opened a fine livery in the large new building near Island City Hotel.

1881 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. J.C. Holliday, pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church, preached this morning on ''A Man in Peril.''

1906 -- 100 years ago
Flats occupied by W.L. Gansert and Engineer Hotchkiss on the second floor of the Sturgeon Building were burglarized last night.

1931 -- 75 years ago
The United States prohibition and internal revenue authorities have uncovered evidence of a long suspected tie-up between the Quad-City liquor racket and Chicago gangdom ruled by Al Capone as indicated by the revelation yesterday that 12 known Quad-City defendants and four other Chicago beer runners are included in the indictment of 36 defendents in conspiracy charges by the United States Court at Peoria.

1956 -- 50 years ago
Work on Rock Island's new $1,880,000 post office and federal building is nearly ready to begin. A ground-breaking ceremony has been planned by Rock Island officials for Tuesday morning.

1981 -- 25 years ago
A federal aviation safety inspector says the seaplane base on the Rock River should be closed or moved to where there is less river traffic. Illinois Bureau of Aviation Safety inspectors will visit the base Monday.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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