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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