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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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