Day in history for October 4, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
General Belknap, secretary of war, will visit Rock Island Arsenal. It was Gen. Belknap who did away with the pass system over the government bridge.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Milton L. Salyard and Herman Holtorf, Rock Island, have formed a partnership for the operation of a barber shop.

1925 -- 75 years ago
A total of 1,500 telephones in Rock Island became inoperative when rain saturated a cable.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A Rock Island man paid $1.45 for three pounds of catfish and two muskrats yesterday but he isn't too happy about it. He said his wife unwrapped his purchase, made from a man he met in a tavern, and found only a brick and a block of wood. Sam Schaeffer, who gave his address as 315 23rd St., has asked police to search for the man who swindled him.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Dome Pipeline Corp., Calgary, Canada, has applied for permits to build dual pipelines under the Mississippi and Rock Rivers in upper Rock Island and Whiteside counties. The 10- and 12-inch lines would cross the Mississippi near the Farm Services, Inc., tank farm north of Cordova and would cross the Rock 3 miles east of Erie. The purpose of the pipelines is for the transportation of light hydrocarbon liquids to fractionation plants and petrochemical plants in the eastern market.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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