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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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