Day in history for November 14, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- John Bunn of Durant, Iowa, has purchased the saloon of A. Page on Washington Street, Rock Island. Mr. Page will take over the saloon in the new Rock Island House.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The Colonel A. Mackenzie, the new $32,000 government snag boat, arrived in Rock Island.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Mrs. C.L. Thompson, Rock Island, was elected to the board of directors of the Illinois League of Women Voters.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- In attempting to solve wage and working conditions problems of city employes, Rock Island aldermen came up with the following proposals: 1. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted a 40-hour week with the same pay as they receive for the present 48-hour week. 2. That all city employes with the exception of police and firemen be granted paid holidays.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Fire destroyed a 100-year-old landmark schoolhouse near McCausland, Iowa. Fire officials said arson was suspected in the fire at the one-room schoolhouse, located on the William ``Buffalo Bill'' Cody homestead. Scott County authorities said they were continuing their investigation. The school was built in the 1870s and was restored about 2 years ago. It was to be used as part of the bicentennial celebration in Scott County next year.
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