Day in history for November 3, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
S.R. Porter was elected Rock Island County treasurer, defeating Cleaveland by 300 votes.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Major S.E. Blunt has returned to Rock Island Arsenal after an inspection visit at Fort Hamilton, N.Y.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Salvation Army volunteer workers have begun to canvass the city for $3,500 in contributions.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A new, ultra-modern department for display of china, sterling, crystal and linens will be formally opened tomorrow at Connor's Jewelry Store, 1719 2nd Ave., Rock Island. The department occupies 500 square feet at the rear of the store. Jerry Connor, proprietor of the establishment, declared that the section ``represents something unique in Quad-City jewelry merchandising, a type of display department that is entirely new to this region.''

1975 -- 25 years ago
An office wing will be added to the Deere And Co. Administrative Center company officials announced. The addition will be built on the hill west of the present Administrative Center, along John Deere Road, and will contain two and a half floors of office space, plus service and cafeteria areas. The addition will be connected to the main building by a glass enclosed bridge similar to that connecting the display floor auditorium to the building.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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