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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