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: Port Byron passengers and mails will be transported by the Sterling and Rock Island railroad.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The congregation of the First Methodist church worshiped in Harper's theater, where construction work is being done at the church site.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Three-eye baseball for Moline was assured the Danville Franchise will be transferred to the Plow city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Roseville Methodist Church is observing its 100th anniversary.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The last remaining unfinished portion of Interstate 80 between the Quad-Cities and Joliet will be opened to traffic by Aug 12.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Of all the highlights of the last 12 years, this is the greatest of all, said Dennis Hitchcock, producer director of Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, as he torched the mortgage, clearing a $220,000 loan financing the downtown Rock Island theater's beginnings in 1977.




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