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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