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: Never in the history of Rock Island was there such a demand for houses as at present. Our city is suffering for the want of suitable tenement houses.

1889 — 125 years ago: The choir of Central Presbyterian Church presented a ladies concert under the direction of S.T. Bowlby.

1914 — 100 years ago: Miss Rosella Benson was elected president of the Standard Bearers of Spencer Memorial Methodist Church.

1939 — 75 years ago: Mrs. Nell Clapper was elected president of the Rock Island Business and Professional Women's Club.

1964 — 50 years ago: Gerald Hickman, of Seattle, Wash, will move his family to Rock Island to assume the position of produce buyer for the Eagle Food Center chain of food stores. This announcement was made today by Bernard Weindruch, president of Eagles.

1989 — 25 years ago: Care & Share, formed in 1984 to provide food to jobless and needy Quad-Citians, will disband because the major part of a crisis created by plant closings is over. Food for the needy is still necessary. So groups separately will continue to raise money and collect food.




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