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 are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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