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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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