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.'

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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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