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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