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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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