Day in history for April 16, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. J.L. Heasly is doing a fine business at his sarsaparilla beer factory.

1882 -- 125 years ago
A survey of the proposed Hennepin Canal has just been completed by the War Dept. and the total cost of the project will be about $3,899,722.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Gust Tegeler of Rock Island and Colonel Nathaniel French of Davenport turned in scores of 81 in the qualifying round of the Rock Island Arsenal club's spring tournament.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Will Rogers is seen in ''Business and Pleasure,'' which opened today at the Fort Theater.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A giant step across Colona Avenue was taken by East Moline last night when an ordinance designed to annex a score or more residences in the Oaklawn Addition was approved by the City Council. The new area is in a strip bordering the east west highway and marks the first spot where the city limits have been extended south of the road.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The father of an 11-year-old student at Garfield School was fined $100 and handed a sentence of six months court supervision for allowing his son to miss 103 out of 150 days of school. The fine and the sentence were the latest in a series of get-tough actions by court and school officials against parents who allow children to skip school.

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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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