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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.

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