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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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