Day in history for September 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Mr. Scott informs us that his watch has not yet been returned and wishes us to say that he knows who has it and that he is determined to prosecute the man unless it is given up.

1882 -- 125 years ago
The raft steamer Denkmann has been laid up because of the scarcity of logs. The logging season is nearing an end.

1907 -- 100 years ago
The Spencer Memorial Church was dedicated last night with Bishop Cranston delivering the dedicatory address. The church also was cleared of debt through an offering taken at the church.

1932 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island Welfare Assn. set in motion a program designed to conserve the remaining state relief funds allocated to the organization for the month of September. Food orders will be cut 20% and no further clothing or fuel orders will be issued except in cases of emergency.

1957 -- 50 years ago
A stalled truck caused a Rock Island County couple to lose a race with the 'stork' early this morning. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Leo E. Smith, of East Moline, in the stalled truck on the Black Hawk Rd. near the headquarters of the Rock Island District of Illinois State Police.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Job seekers will find a source of help at the Moline Public Library's new 'Job Seekers' Assistance Center.'

Back: Available days in September 2007

Local events heading

  Today is Saturday, Aug. 23, the 235th day of 2014. There are 130 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."

(More History)