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: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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