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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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