Day in history for November 17, 2007
- 1857 -- 150 years ago
- An old gentleman being asked what he wished for dinner, replied, 'An appetite, good company, something to eat and a clean napkin.'
- 1882 -- 125 years ago
- Country people report the roads are almost impassable throughout the county and in consequence little produce is being brought to Market Square by the farmers.
- 1907 -- 100 years ago
- The new Moline locks, which are to afford steamers access to the Moline harbor, are almost completed and engineers hope that it may be opened for navigation before the river freezes.
- 1932 -- 75 years ago
- 'Smog' - and that isn't a misspelled word, folks - prevailed in the Quad-Cities this morning. That is a term adopted by weather officials to indicate a dense combination of smoke and fog caused by very light wind and humidity that keeps the smoke close to the ground.
- 1957 -- 50 years ago
- A new one-piece aluminum roof for truck-trailers was presented today as another 'first' in the commerical automotive field. The seamless roofing is a product of the new $4 1/2 million cold finishing mill recently installed at the local plant.
- 1982 -- 25 years ago
- The Foundation for Crippled Children and Adults named Tom Maher, 17, of Rock Island, the Poster Person for 1983. He has cerebral palsy and has been a client at the Foundation since 1966.
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