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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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