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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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