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 weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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