Day in history for November 18, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Martin And Co. has packed 300 barrels of sauerkraut for southern shipment. Sauerkraut sells for $5 a barrel.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Rock Island police will take the black truck team from the fire department as soon as another team can be found for the fire truck. The team will be used for the patrol wagon.

1925 -- 75 years ago
F.W. Black was re-elected president of the Rock Island Rescue Mission.

1950 -- 50 years ago
An electric traffic control system said to be one of the most modern in Illinois will go into operation sometime late this month at the junction at the foot of the 27th Street hill, Moline, and Black Hawk Road. The intersection, scene of heavy traffic and many accidents in the past, will have six actuated signals which will feature a ``walk'' control button for pedestrians and a special signal which will permit northbound drivers to make left turns onto Black Hawk Road without waiting.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Lloyd Williams, a pilot from Rock Island, escaped death but not the Quad City Airport accountant during a successful crash-landing. The Metropolitan Airport Authority Board decided to bill Williams $1,325 for the protective foam spread by emergency crews. Williams had to make the crash landing when the landing gear on his Beechcraft Baron would not fully descend. The foam was spread at Williams' request.

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1864 — 150 years ago: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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