Day in history for November 4, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
Our new Rock River bridge will soon be completed. Mayor Wheelock drives over there nearly every day to watch the progress of the work. He thinks we are getting a No. 1 piece of bridge building done there.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Chris Mueller And Sons are to rebuild their saw mill destroyed by fire in Davenport last week.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Rudolph W. Kropp of Coal Valley was appointed Rock Island County deputy sheriff.

1951 -- 50 years ago
William R. Klingberg, Moline, may be the champion commercial airline traveler in these parts. He has covered 200,000 miles by plane in the last four years, and is a member of two exclusive clubs made up of veteran air travelers. This week he received a plaque from American Air Lines making him a member of the Admiral's Club of that firm, and he already has one from United Air Lines 100,000 Mile Club, with two stars, one for each 100,000 miles.

1976 -- 25 years ago
It would be hard to find anyone more delighted about this morning's snowfall than forecaster Roger Wolken. The one-tenth inch or so of fluffy white stuff means he was right. Wolken says ``it was somewhere in the mid- to late-summer'' when friends at the Quad-Cities Airport, where he works for the National Weather Service, jokingly asked when the first snowfall would be. ``I said it would be Nov. 4, and by golly, here it is,'' Wolken chuckles with undisguised delight.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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