Day in history for August 17, 2006
- 1856 -- 150 years ago
- A night or two ago some house breakers entered the house of Mr. Thomas Giddison and stole $25 from the pocket of Mr. F.M. Buckles while he was sleeping.
- 1881 -- 125 years ago
- Friends of Ald. M.S. O'Neill surprised him last night on the occasion of his 37th birthday. City Atty. Parks presented the alderman with a gold mounted ebony cane.
- 1906 -- 100 years ago
- Mrs. H.H. Cleaveland entertained last evening at an informal musicale.
- 1931 -- 75 years ago
- With the Mississippi River at a low stage equaling the all time August record, Quad-City residents experienced the novelty of walking on the river bed from the Rock Island Arsenal Island.
- 1956 -- 50 years ago
- Results of the examination, held in Moline City Hall, to select a candidate to fill the vacancy of assistant chief of police will be announced Wednesday. Four applicants took the examination. They are Sgts. Paul Anderson, Charles Larson and Steve Rogenski and Traffic Lt. Ray Kinkead.
- 1981 -- 25 years ago
- Work resumed today on two Quad-City Airport construction projects slowed last week by union members sympathetic to the striking air traffic controllers. Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization Local 371 President Jeff Irwin said the union's picket line was moved away from the construction sites.
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