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: A mad dog was shot in Davenport after biting several other canines and snapping at several children. The police should abate this nuisance — there are about 500 dogs in this city that ought to be killed at once.
1889 — 125 years ago: Track laying operations on 2nd Avenue, stopped by the Moline-Rock Island company last spring for lack of rail, have been resumed.
1914 — 100 years ago: Bulletins allowed to come through the strong continental censorship of all war news indicated that Germany was advancing with a dash against both Russia and France.
1939 — 75 years ago: Emil J Klein, of Rock Island, was elected commander of Rock Island Post 200, American Legion.
1964 — 50 years ago: Members of the Davenport police department and their families are being invited to the department's family picnic to be held Aug. 27 at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds.
1989 — 25 years ago: Beginning this fall, Black Hawk College will offer a continuing education course in horseback riding at the Wright Way Equestrian Center, Moline, located just east of the Deere Administration Center.




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