Day in history for December 4, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Sarah E. Eldridge, the first white child born in Davenport, died. She was a daughter of Duncan C. and Rebecca Eldridge, early Davenport settlers.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The first motorcycle has arrived in Rock Island. Its speed averages 15 miles per hour and the machine is retailed at $350.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Burglars obtained $500 in merchandise from the Lathin Brothers Sporting Goods Store in Moline.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Thanks to the mailman and a pair of inept purse-snatchers, Asa Denaker, Moline, got her purse and nearly $600 back. Denaker was walking when a youth grabbed her purse and escaped in an auto driven by a second person. Apparently the purse-snatchers were in a hurry, and discarded the purse in a mail box, without finding the $590 tucked into a side pocket. Mailman Albert ``Skeets'' Hellebuyck found the purse on his daily rounds and turned it over to police.
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