Day in history for November 15, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The old railroad embankment for the first track across Rock Island Arsenal grounds is being removed.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Fifteen carloads of government mules, shipped from Washington, D.C., and bound for the Philippines, passed through Rock Island.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Frank C. Huntoon resigned as a member of the board of police and fire commissioners to take up active naval duty.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- A Davenport man is in jail today because of ``Indian giving.'' He allegedly presented a watch to his girlfriend (now former) for a birthday present, then took it back after an argument. When he refused to return it, she filed larceny charges. A judge told him to return the watch or go to jail. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- A proposal for operating a commercial ski area in Longview Park, Rock Island, has been dropped. Attorney James J. Gende, Moline, representing a group of local businessmen investigating the project, announced that negotiations between his clients and the city have been terminated. The Rock Island Park And Recreation Board instigated the investigation of having a enterprise lease a portion of the park to operate a ski area. Considerable opposition erupted from citizens and members of city council.
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