Day in history for October 17, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- A meeting of the Father Mathew Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society was held in Dart's Hall, Rock Island.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- E.F. Buck, formerly of Rock Island, has been appointed inspector general of the Sons of Veterans of the United States.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The Rock Island board of education has ordered 15 fire escapes from the Rock Island Bridge And Iron Works.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Immediate enforcement of 2-hour parking regulations and eventual purchase of off-street parking facilities were determined by Rock Island city officials last night as being the solution to parking problems in the loop area. Complete elimination of overtime parking would provide 655 additional parking spaces daily for regulation parking times.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- A second lawsuit against two railroads will be filed in Whiteside and Carroll counties by volunteer firemen of Thomson in an effort to prevent further train related fires. According to Joe Shutters, president of Thomson Fire Protection District, sparks from exhaust stacks on diesel locomotives ignite weeds along the railroad tracks, which in turn set fire to adjoining fields of Christmas trees. Shutters said fires in the Christmas tree fields are extremely difficult to fight because trucks can't get into the fields.
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