Day in history for November 12, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Richard Lloyd has taken down the Scotch granite monument in Mr. John Deere's family burying ground in the old cemetery and conveyed it to his new lots on the bluff. It is very conspicuous there. Mr. Lloyd will lay down walks and beautify the new lots. The family dead will be removed when the improvements are completed.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The Fleming Furniture Co., Rock Island, is selling iron beds for $1.98.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The American Legion adopted a rule that $1 fines will be levied for non-attendance at meetings.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- An air raid shelter for 13,152 people is available in Moline in case of an enemy attack in this area, according to the Moline chapter, American Red Cross. A bomb-shelter survey was started last September by the Red Cross chapter to determine the schools, churches, fraternal lodges, field houses and various other structures available in case of a war disaster.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- The old adage ``where there's smoke, there's fire'' won't necessarily be true in Silvis the next few weeks. Smoke coming out of city sewers will not mean a raging underground inferno since city officials have contracted to have their sewer system ``smoke tested'' for illegal connections and infiltration into the system.
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