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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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