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: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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