Day in history for April 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
A shoemaker was arrested by Officer Dunn and lodged in jail for carrying too much steam, generated by bad whiskey. Another was arrested who persisted in using the gutter for a cradle, he informed the officer that he did not wish to be disturbed while watching for the comet.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The Swedish Baptist congregation of this city will erect a new church edifice on 5th Avenue and 25th Street.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The work of removing the present Sylvan Slough bridge was begun today to make room for the viaduct to be constructed at 24th Street this summer.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Policeman Otto Johnson picked up a four-year-old child who was lost. The boy directed the officer to Milan before he realized that he had recently moved and now lived in Rock Island, just a few blocks from where the officer made the pickup.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Moline yesterday elected the third Democratic mayor in its history, and the first since 1945, when Arnold R. Smith downed Republican Reuben M. Peterson by 129 votes.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The second 100 years of fine organ music at First Lutheran, Moline, will continue with the dedication Sunday of a new 1,600-pipe tracker action organ. The custom-built organ will be dedicated at the 10:45 a.m. worship service.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rock Island Paper Mill is now operating. It is an establishment which our people ought to encourage by saving all rags for the mill, where you can get cash and the highest prices for them.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market Square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Henry Kramer was elected president of the Tri-City Typothetae Franklin Club, which took the place of the Tri-City Ben Franklin Club.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mrs. Floyd Furh, Illinois City, was first-place winner in the second annual Gov. Horner Farm floral contest.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Nearly 4,000 people are expected to attend weekend sessions of the Jehovah's Witnesses Assembly being held at the Masonic Temple.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The B-29 Super-Fortress bomber is impressive looking, and it did the job during World War II. Its claim to fame is dropping the atomic bombs in Japan to end the war. Only one B-29 is operational in the world today. It is on display at the Quad City Airport in Moline until Friday.






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