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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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