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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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