Day in history for May 17, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Owing to a scarcity of stone, the stone cutters at Rock Island Arsenal have been obliged to stop work for a short time.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island baseball team was victor over the Davenport team by a score of 9-8.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- R.A. Jacobson, Yankton, S.D., has been engaged as general secretary of the Rock Island chamber of commerce.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- The round-up of 18 Moline youths, 14 to 16 years old, on complaints that they were shooting fireworks in violation of city and state laws, will have repercussions in Cook County, police said today. The youths said they obtained the firecrackers from Central Trading Co., Franklin Park, a Chicago suburb, and Robert Klockau, assistant state's attorney, told Geneva Dunderberg, Moline police matron, that he would ask the Cook County state's attorneys office to initiate proceedings against the company. With the round-up of the boys, a considerable quantity of contraband fireworks was seized.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- James A. Grafton, a computer operator at J.I. Case, Bettendorf, and his son James L., a Moline High student, will both graduate this spring. The elder Grafton receives a Black Hawk College diploma on May 19, and young Jim will be among the top 10 students in the MHS Class of 76 graduating June 4. The latter plans to follow his father at BHC next fall. The family lives in Moline.
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