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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