Day in history for November 17, 2001

1851 -- 150 years ago
The Scott County grand jury presented the county jail as a nuisance and unworthy abode of a right decent thief.

1876 -- 125 years ago
The new bridge of the Rock River at South Rock Island is nearly completed.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Bishop K.H. Gezelius vonScheele and his wife of Sweden arrived in Rock Island for a week of sermon and lecture engagements.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Cervin, Horn and Stuhr, Rock Island architect firm, was retained as architects for the proposed new high school building.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A new program for increased fire protection and fire prevention is under way at Quad-City Airport, commissioners said today, because of increased field traffic and because of the introduction of more modern methods. Leo P. Brennan is organizing a volunteer fire-fighting organization and is scheduling weekly practice fire-fighting drills.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A 12-year-old girl returned to her Glenview Junior High classes today, thanks to a group of Boy Scouts and leaders who rescued her from 16 feet of icy water in East Moline's Water Tower Park lake. Deena Childers and a companion were walking on ice near the middle of the man-made lake when the surface gave way. A group of Boy Scouts from East Moline's Troop 300 was working on a park improvement project when they saw the girl and her companion fall through the mushy ice.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.

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