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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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