Day in history for June 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Papers containing the scientific article in regard to the comet can be had at our office for five cents each.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Two new cases of smallpox have been reported in the city and seven in Davenport. However, there is little fear of an epidemic.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The police have been given orders to strictly enforce the law providing for the closing of saloons from midnight until five in the morning.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Clyde M. Maynard, Rock Island, was elected noble grand of the Ucal Lodge of Odd Fellows last night. He will succeed Roy Sattizahn.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A three wheel motorcycle was put into use today by the Geneseo Police Department, marking another step of progress by Geneseo city officials. The vehicle, the first ever purchased for use by Geneseo police will be used primarily to check parking meters in the downtown district and parking areas located near the business section.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rock Island County Farm Bureau Young Farmer's Organization will be holding a zoo donation project. Donations of hay or straw are needed for the animals at Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley. According to zoo officials, about 2,200 bales of hay are used each year at the zoo. The straw is needed for bedding the animals.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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