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: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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