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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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