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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1864 — 150 years ago: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.

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