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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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