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: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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