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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: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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