Day in history for May 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A destructive fire consumed most of the business district in Springfield. Damage was estimated at more than $150,000.

1880 -- 125 years ago
John B. Hawler headed a delegation of citizens and left for Springfield to attend the state Republican convention.

1905 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Press Club was entertained at Mississippi Park by the Mississippi Park Association.

1930 -- 75 years ago
The Farmer's State Bank in Orion was closed for examination and adjustment, tying up more than a half-million dollars in deposits.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Moline's roaming deer got into the news again today. Reported yesterday morning near the southwest end of Riverside Park, the animal was sighted again about 5:45 a.m. today at 10th St. and 6th Ave., half the city away from its former stamping grounds.

1980 -- 25 years ago
A dedication ceremony and public tours of the newly completed building addition and remodeling of Hammond-Henry District Hospital will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the hospital, 210 W. Elk St., Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Everybody is invited to go on a moonlight excursion next Monday evening on the steamer New Boston. The trip will be from Davenport to Muscatine and back.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The mayor and bridge committee let a contract to the Clinton Bridge company for a $1,125 iron bridge across Sears canal near Milan.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Injunction proceedings to compel the Central Association to keep a baseball team in Rock Island for the remainder of the season were contemplated by some of the Rock Island fans, but they decided to defer action.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The first of the new and more powerful diesel engines built for the Rock Island Lines for the proposed Chicago-Denver run, passed thru the Tri-Cities this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island Rescue Mission is negotiating for the purchase of the Prince Hall Masonic Home located at 37th Avenue and 5th Street, Rock Island.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad Cities Container Terminal is being lauded as a giant business boon that will save several days and hundreds of dollars on each goods shipment to the coasts. The Quad Cities Container Terminal is the final piece of the puzzle that opens up increase access to world markets, Robert Goldstein said.








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