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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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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