Day in history for April 17, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- We understand that the Turners of our city are to give a grand ball Friday at Woltmann's Hall. Tickets are $1 and the charge for refreshments is 25 cents extra.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- There hasn't been a duller day on Market Square thus far this spring. Up to 3 this afternoon a solitary load of corn had made its appearance.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- Joseph L. Haas today formally assumed duties as master in chancery of the court under his recent appointment by Judge W.H. Gest.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Plans to raze the three-story structure at 1817 2nd Ave. and replace it with a new and modern one-story brick store building were announced today. It is expected that work on the project will begin tomorrow.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Waldo O. Bargmann, works manager of the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline for the past year, today was named assistant to the president of Heinrich Lanz AIG., a major West German farm equipment firm in which Deere And Co. owns a majority interest.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- Gilbert Graham couldn't enjoy a book until 1981. That's when the Rock Island retiree discovered the 'talking book' service offered through the River Bend Libarary System by the Library of Congress. Until then the pleasures of literature and non-fiction were out of his reach.
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