Day in history for October 17, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
The upper portion of Orleans Street has been much improved by being filled up. It is now in as good condition as any street in the city.

1882 -- 125 years ago
Marshal Miller announced that his police officers will see to it that chronic loafers will be compelled to find some other loafing place than the new Post Office lobby.

1907 -- 100 years ago
A committee of the Businessmen's Assn. was appointed last night to invite Gov. C.S. Deneen to be guest of honor at the annual banquet of the association in December.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Several thousand people attended the formal dedication ceremonies which opened the new $216,000 bridge from Moline to Rock Island Arsenal this morning.

1957 -- 50 years ago
C.E. Little, president of Servus Rubber Co. in Rock Island, was honored for the completion of 25 years with the firm at a dinner party in the Fort Armstrong Hotel. Present were 29 supervisory employees, who represented total service to the company equaling 728 years.

1982 -- 25 years ago
For staffers at St. Luke's Hospital in Davenport, 38 months of noise and inconvenience are about to end as a $29.3 million renovation and expansion of the health care facility come to a conclusion. The 'new' St. Luke's will be on display during an open house this weekend.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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