Day in history for May 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Any of our citizens who want to send copies of the mayor's inaugural address to their friends may get them at this office.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The bay horse that pulls Street Car No. 1 became frightened yesterday and pulled the car off the track.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rock Island County Old Soldiers' and Sailors' Assn. was formed last night to perpetuate the observance of Memorial Day.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Rock Island's postmastership was thrown wide open again today when the civil service listed three men as eligible for the job. Those were H.A.J. McDonald, E.H. Dunavin and Frank M. Brown.

1957 -- 50 years ago
Some 30 riders were preparing today for reenactment of the pony express days in a race tomorrow from Galesburg to the Quad-City Airport. The race will be between teams representing the Diamond Riders and the Black Diamond Rodeo. Relay stations will be set up about every three miles along Highway 150.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Moline Boys Choir will be one of many musical groups to perform this summer at the World's Fair in Knoxville, Tenn. The Moline ensemble will present a 45-minute concert on the stage of the Court of Flags at 8 p.m. on June 16. The Boys Choir has built its annual summer tour around the World's Fair appearance.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ladies have adopted the fashion of wearing representations of insects in the flowers on their bonnets. Some look very natural.
1889 -- 125 years ago: T.F. Cary, former Rock Island alderman, has accepted a position as salesman for a Chicago wallpaper house and plans to move to that city.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Work on the new telephone building on 18th Street between 6th and 7th avenues is progressing rapidly.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater at 3rd Avenue and 19th Street will have a name significant of its location. The "Rocket" is scheduled to open Thanksgiving Day.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Two of Rock Island's newest water towers were vandalized last night, including the one at 38th Street and 31st Avenue, where police took five Moline boys into custody about 9 p.m..
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some of us who live in the Quad-Cities take the Mississippi River for granted, or at least we used to. But the river is not taken for granted by our visitors. And most Quad-Citians are realizing the importance of the river to this area as increased emphasis is placed on tourism.







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