Day in history for November 17, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
The grand jury adjourned Thursday evening after a laborious session of over a week. A large amount of business was transacted and over 100 bills of indictment found for various offenses.

1880 -- 125 years ago
E.E. Rogers And Son, Port Byron bankers, have built three cribs for storing corn, with a capacity of 10,000 bushels each.

1905 -- 100 years ago
Taking effect this morning the wholesale price of coal went up 25 cents a ton. Retail prices will be advanced accordingly.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Gov. A.J. Weaver of Nebraska, speaking at the annual meeting of the Mississippi Valley Assn. at St. Louis, said he foresaw a great industrial future for the Tri-City area following the completion of a nine-foot channel in the upper-Mississippi River.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Chuck Dhooge, a standout lineman with the unbeaten Rock Island High School football team of 1952, has been named to the all-league team of the Indiana Collegiate Conference for the second straight year.

1980 -- 25 years ago
International Harvester has introduced an 80-horsepower, six-cylinder diesel tractor, and the new model already is rolling off the assembly line at IH's Farmall Plant in Rock Island.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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