Day in history for July 17, 2008
- 1858 -- 150 years ago
- McVicker's Washing Machine is now on exhibition at the Vermont House. Its construction is simple and is less likely to get out of order than any machine of the kind we have seen. It works with ease and apparently without injury to the garment.
- 1883 -- 125 years ago
- The school board authorized a tax levy of $25,000 for school taxes during the coming year.
- 1908 -- 100 years ago
- J.D. Cady of Moline defeated Chandler Egan, four times holder of the Western Golf Association. championship, today at the Arsenal Golf Course, 4 to 3.
- 1933 -- 75 years ago
- Because of duties as director of the summer camp of at Camp Hauberg near Port Byron, the Rev. H.F.C. Wetzel of Coal Valley, who has accepted the call to become pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Rock Island, will not assume the pastorate until Aug. 20.
- 1958 -- 50 years ago
- Challenging the validity of an ordinance banning pinball machines in East Moline, Warren and Robert Hallgren, brothers and partners in the Hh Andamp; H Music Co., Moline, today filed a suit for declaratory judgment in the matter.
- 1983 -- 25 years ago
- A new laser tool, capable of producing an intense beam of heat which can be directed at a specific area to control bleeding, cancerous growths or tumors, has been acquired by Mercy Hospital, Davenport.
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