Day in history for October 6, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Standard Lotta bustle is being offered for sale in Rock Island. Its design enables it to close up against a chair back.

1900 -- 100 years ago
W.T. Channon, Hamilton Perry, Rock Island, and Frank T. Dufva have formed a plumbing business.

1925 -- 75 years ago
John Looney was granted a change of venue to Galesburg on the charge of murdering William Gabel.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An opinion will be sought from the attorney general's office as to whether or not cities have the power to place ``stop'' signs during school passing periods on streets other than state highways, Floyd A. Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent of schools said today. This was decided after a survey was made of traffic hazards near city and rural schools yesterday.

1975 -- 25 years ago
The Metropolitan Airport Authority approved a joint engineering contract for planning the first phase of a $5 million Quad City Airport runway reconstruction and expansion project. The improvements will be done over a three-year period and will make the runway capable of handling larger four-engine jet aircraft, such as the Douglas DC-8 and Boeing 707. The first phase work will include reconstruction of 1,000 feet of the existing east-west runway to bring it up to safety standards and the complete overlaying of the rest of the 6,500-foot runway.

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