Day in history for October 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
A painting titled ''Bullard's Panorama'' arrived in Rock Island and was on exhibition. It depicted ''New York as it is.''

1880 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. Dr. McGraw preached at the Central Presbyterian Church on ''The Consolations of God.''

1905 -- 100 years ago
Charles Martin was elected president of the senior class at Rock Island High School.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Speaking before large crowds in each of the four cities of Rock Island County last night, Mrs. Ruth Hanna McCormick, Republican nominee for United States Senator, gave her views on political issues of the day.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Charles Adamson, Iowa conservation officer, is looking for the person who took the carcass of a 250-pound deer, which was injured fatally in a collision with a car near the Wapsipinicon River bridge on Highway 67. Deer are usually given to the Iowa Annie Wittenmeyer Home in such cases.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Increased production of large tractors at Deere And Co.'s Waterloo, Iowa, plant will put about 100 laid-off Deere employees in the Quad-Cities back to work next month. Company officials announced that about 100 employees at the John Deere Foundry in East Moline will be recalled from layoff Nov. 3.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: A new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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