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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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