Day in history for November 3, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Citizens on 21st Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, complain that people allow their hogs to run at large and that they root up and undermine the sidewalks on that street.

1901 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Lodge of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen was formed. Grant Jenks was installed as master.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Howard Gregg, Moline, named sheriff, was the only Democrat elected to a county office.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Ferry service between Rock Island and Davenport has been halted for the season because of lack of patronage. Fred Kahlke, Rock Island, who has been operating a small ferry between the two cities, declared patronage during the summer fell off to the point where it was not even supporting the enterprise. Kahlke, who operated the old W.J. Quinlan stern wheeler ferry for years, still has hopes some answer to the ferry problem may be found next spring.

1976 -- 25 years ago
A former Hampton area resident, Marty McCasland, is making things lively for his fellow workers on an Alaskan pipeline crew. Marty, a welder's helper, is official bugler for his pipe gang and announces on his horn things like time to get up, time for breaks, time for ball games, or anything that strikes his fancy. Marty, 29, is the subject of a feature article in The Camp Follower, a publication distributed to pipeline workers throughout Alaska.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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