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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