Day in history for November 17, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Frank Taylor and George Ziegler were injured when some freight cars crashed into a passenger train above the Sylvan water bridge near Keator's mill.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Central Presbyterian Church Guild will present a play, ``The Spinster's Convention,'' at Harper's Theater, Rock Island. The money will be used for an improvement fund at the church.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rotary Club conducted a memorial service for Hugh Crawford and Henry Kramer.

1950 -- 50 years ago
If the Loras College football team proves as ingenious as the school's pranksters, the St. Ambrose College team is going to have a tough job on its hands when it tangles with the Duhawks tomorrow afternoon at Dubuque in the Iowa conference play-off. This morning it was discovered that Loras backers had visited the St. Ambrose campus during the night and covered sidewalks and walls with ``Beat St. Ambrose'' signs, besides running a Loras flag to the top of the St. Ambrose flagpole.

1975 -- 25 years ago
``Beware of Homeowner'' signs soon may outnumber ``Beware of Dog'' signs in Colona if the problem of dogs running loose isn't alleviated. The consensus of canine-harassed homeowners is that dogs are man's best friend only if confined to their own yards.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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