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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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