Day in history for October 31, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
A total of 1,511 students are enrolled in Rock Island public schools, according to J.F. Everett, superintendent.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Tri-City Construction Company was awarded the contract for the foundation of the new Northern Illinois Normal School at Macomb.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Dr. S.B. Hall will be honored by the University of Iowa for his services as an athlete with the class of 1892.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The weatherman continued to ``treat'' Quad-City residents today, forecasting continued above-normal temperatures after the mercury yesterday bubbled up to 83, an all-time high for the season, which made it seem more like Fourth of July than Halloween. The peak temperature last July 4 was 82. The 5-day extended forecast indicated temperatures will average 10 to 12 degrees above normal.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline city officials are trying to find out what happened to the Sylvan Island Bridge. It isn't missing from the foot of 2nd Street, but the contract transferring ownership from the U.S. Army to the city apparently is lost. Last May, the city council authorized Mayor Wendt to request transfer of ownership from the Army to the city for $1. More than four months later, the deal has not been completed, and a search of the mayor's office to locate the contract proved fruitless.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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