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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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