Day in history for November 16, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Thomas Willardson was killed when a well he was digging on the Milan Road caved in.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Plans are being completed for the Iowa-Northwestern football game to be held Thanksgiving day at 12th Street Park, Rock Island. A crowd of 10,000 people is expected.

1925 -- 75 years ago
The Rock Island County Farm Bureau executive committee endorsed a plan for Farmer's Mutual crop insurance.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Fire which broke out about 3:30 this morning leveled a storage shed at the rear of Maxie's Night Club, completely destroyed a stock of liquor which was stored in the shed and killed a riding horse which was housed in the small building. The night club, owned by Max O'Klock, is located on 23rd Avenue at 19th Street, south of the East Moline city limits. Cause of the blaze is unknown.

1975 -- 25 years ago
With a flash, a roar and a splash, the 84-year-old Fulton-Lyons bridge collapsed into the Mississippi River. Open July 4, 1891, the bridge was the second longest continuous truss bridge in North America. The second 329-foot span fell recently, and the remaining sections will be dropped when the river season closes. The toll bridge has been closed several months since the completion of the new Fulton-Clinton bridge.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The board of education has granted Thursday as a holiday for the children, with the expectation that parents who desire to have their children attend the Scott County Fair will do so on that day and save irregularity the rest of the week.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The guard fence around the new cement walk at the Harper House has been removed. The blocks are diamond shape, alternating in black and white.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Rev. R.B. Williams, former pastor of the First Methodist Church, Rock Island, was named superintendent of the Rock Island District.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Abnormally high temperatures and lack of rainfall in Illinois during the past week have speeded maturing of corn and soybean crops.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Installation of a new television system in St. Anthony's Hospital, which includes a closed circuit channel as well as the three regular Quad-Cities channels, has been completed and now is in operation.
1989 -- 25 years ago: When the new Moline High School was built in 1958, along with it were plans to construct a football field in the bowl near 34th Street on the campus. Wednesday afternoon, more than 30 years later, the Moline Board of Education Athletic Board sent the ball rolling toward the possible construction of that field by asking superintendent Richard Hennigan to take to the board of education a proposal to hire a consultant.

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