Day in history for November 2, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Fire caused slight damage at the John Albrecht residence when a girl went into a dark closet with a candle and accidentally set some clothes on fire.

1901 -- 100 years ago
A new machine has been set up at the Rock Island Post Office for opening letters containing money orders for the head banker of Modern Woodmen of America.

1926 -- 75 years ago
William F. Hendrick, proprietor of the Checker and Yellow Cab Company, purchased the Red Top Cab Company.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Thousands of railroad pensioners in the Quad-City area will get a major boost in their income as a result of amendments to the railroad retirement act, signed Tuesday by President Truman. The railroad retirement board estimates that retired rail employees eventually will receive increases averaging 30 percent, and survivors of deceased employees will get increases averaging 45 percent.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A vice president of Deere And Co. has written a book which will be published by Carlton Press, New York. The author is Curtis W. Tarr, Moline, and the title of the book is ``Private Soldier: Life in the Army From 1943 to 1946.'' The book presents a comprehensive story of the author's experiences in the Army during World War II. It begins with his initial call-up and basic training days and proceeds to later Army experiences both in the United States and Europe.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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