Day in history for November 2, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Rev. T.H. Henck of Walcott, Iowa, has been invited to be pastor of Broadway Presbyterian Church, Rock Island.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island High School students dressed a skeleton in the colors of the junior class and raised it to the top of the flag staff.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Members of the Rock Island Lodge of Elks is considering using a portion of the Harms Hotel as a permanent home.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Unrestricted use of loudspeaker equipment in the Douglas-for-Lucas caravan, presently touring the local area, was granted this morning by Mayor Hjalmar Oakleaf after Moline police, acting on a complaint, ordered cessation of the amplifiers this morning. Mayor Oakleaf agreed with Senator Paul H. Douglas, in a brief telephone conversation, that the Moline ordinance is unconstitutional and issued oral orders to Police Chief Harry Fromme to permit the use of speakers.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Rock Island County Sheriff's deputies are still hunting for an escaped prisoner who was released from jail to look for employment and never returned. The prisoner was being held for violation of a probation sentence he received in 1974 after pleading guilty to a forgery charge. By authority of a judge he was released 2 days ago to look for employment in connection with a work release program and failed to return to jail.

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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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