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: 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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