Day in history for October 17, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Keator and Company's raft boat, the Robert Ross, came down with a log raft for their sawmill.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Gustav Andreen was installed formally as president of Augustana College and Dr. S.G. Youngert as professor of theology.

1926 -- 75 years ago
St. Joseph High School gridders defeated Visitation High of Kewanee, 13 to 0, at Douglas Park.

1951 -- 50 years ago
In one week of court activity a new jury pool system saved Rock Island an estimated $225 in jury costs. Used in Rock Island County for the first time in Illinois, the system provides that juries for both circuit and county court can be drawn from a single 36-member petit jury panel, called by Circuit Court Clerk Howard Gregg. Under the old system, each of the two courts chose juries from separate 24-member panels, using a total of 48 jurors. So the new plan saves costs for 12 jurors each day.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A candy manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Moline the past 20 years has purchased property in Davenport and will move there next year. Ben Friedman, president of Fresh Pak Candy Co., 2519 4th Ave., said operations will be moved to the old National Food warehouse at 2525 Rockingham Road. He said the move will place the operations closer to a second plant he owns in partnership with his brother Isadore Friedman. That firm is Lusk Candies Co., 2371 Boies Ave.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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