Day in history for July 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
We are informed that the building for the Union High School will be completed this fall at a cost of $25,000.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The streetcar drivers are wearing broad smiles these days as all of the horses have been provided with new fly nets and present a gay and festive air.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Rev. R.B. Williams was requested to remain as pastor of the First Methodist Church at the fourth quarterly conference of the congregation held last night.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Belgian-American Brotherhood in Rock Island will dedicate its flag at ceremonies Sunday, Sept. 4. Invitations have been mailed to organizations throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Several thousand persons are expected to attend. Members and visitors will parade to St. Paul's Catholic Church.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A severe lightning bolt struck in the Quad-City area last night 'blacking out' sections of Moline, East Moline, Silvis and some nearby rural areas.

1982 -- 25 years ago
The Rev. Marlin Miller will be a little closer to God when he delivers his Sunday sermon Sept. 12th. He's going to do it from the roof of the Loraine United Methodist Church, northeast of Geneseo. On June 20th the church was filled to capacity and he had pledged to speak from the roof if that happened.

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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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