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Day in history for October 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. H.M. Laney is the new pastor at the Methodist Episcopal Church, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
A council of the Knights of Columbus was formed in Davenport with a membership of 52.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The grand lodge of Masons will be asked to sanction erection of the new $50,000 Prince Hall in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Davenport police ``case of the missing red wig'' was solved when a wig found in a rest room at the McCabe Hause, Rock Island, was reported to be the missing article. On Friday, the operator of a costume shop in Davenport reported that a young woman had failed to return the wig, valued at $50, after renting it overnight for $2.50. Saturday evening, a Rock Island girl informed police she had found a red wig in a rest room of the McCabe store. She said she had left her watch in the room, but when she returned to get it, the watch was gone and the wig had been left in its place.

1975 -- 25 years ago
An era has ended with the discontinuation of the Big Ben railroad club car on the Quad-Cities-to-Chicago Rock Island Lines run. Bonnie Butterworth, wife of DePorter-Butterworth Travel Agency owner William Butterworth, said the car has become ``non-competitive'' because of 50 minutes added to the Rock Island schedule. The club car was complete with a bar, tables, lounge and a Vista Dome.

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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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