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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