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 fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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