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: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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