Day in history for November 1, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Second Baptist Church at the corner of Exchange and Canal Streets, Rock Island, was dedicated. The Rev. Robert Hawkins is the church pastor.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The ice supply is practically exhausted in the Tri-Cities.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Last night's Halloween observance was lively, but orderly, police said.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A Scott County rural school teacher who has reportedly been singing in a night club after school hours to augment her salary, is going to quit under pressure, it was announced today. Reports also said that parents in the area were aroused by rumors that the teacher smoked cigarets during a school day, although not in her classroom. The teacher's name or that of the school has not been disclosed, but Harry Banze, county superintendent of schools, said he talked with the woman early this week and that she will submit her resignation to the district school board.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Southpark Tennis Club, 47th Ave., west of 16th St., Moline, opened for play today, with 550 members signed up. The grand opening of the first indoor tennis facility in the Illinois Quad-Cities will be on Friday, manager Jack Hollander announced. The new venture contains six courts of the latest resilient, seamless playing surface, sauna, nursery, locker rooms, pro shop, sandwich shop and lounge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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