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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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