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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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