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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