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: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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