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: Miss McCorkindale has opened millinery rooms over Gimbel's dry goods store, where she offers a choice lot of millinery goods, which she will manufacture to order.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The little South Park Presbyterian chapel celebrated it first Easter decorated with flowers for an afternoon worship service attended by a large congregation.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Wennerberg Chorus of Augustana College has returned from a 2,000-mile tour in the Eastern states and Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Col. Charles Lindbergh has stated that he is convinced that Germany's air force is equal to the combined sky fleets of her potential European foes.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Small gas motors may be permitted on boats in the lake to be built in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve. The prospect was discussed yesterday at a meeting of the Rock Island County Forest Preserve Commission.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The annual Dispatch/Rock Island Argus Spelling Bee continues to be a family tradition. Ed Lee, an eighth-grader at John Deere Junior High School, Moline, is the 1989 spelling bee champion from among 49 top spellers in Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties. He advances to the competition in Washington, D.C. Runnerup was Ed's sister, Susan.






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