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: 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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