Day in history for November 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. T.H. Henck of Walcott, Iowa, has been invited to be pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School students dressed a skeleton in the colors of the junior class and raised it to the top of the flag staff.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Lodge of Elks is considering using a portion of the Harms Hotel as a permanent home.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Unrestricted use of loudspeaker equipment in the Douglas-for-Lucas caravan, presently touring the local area, was granted this morning by Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf after Moline police, acting on a complaint, ordered cessation of the amplifiers this morning. Mayor Oakleaf agreed with Senator Paul H. Douglas, in a brief telephone conversation, that the Moline ordinance is unconstitutional and issued oral orders to Police Chief Harry Fromme to permit the use of speakers.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Sheriff's deputies are still hunting for an escaped prisoner who was released from jail to look for employment and never returned. The prisoner was being held for violation of a probation sentence he received in 1974 after pleading guilty to a forgery charge. By authority of a judge he was released 2 days ago to look for employment in connection with a work release program and failed to return to jail.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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