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: It is said that the ferry company has cleared about $10,000 since the burning of the railroad bridge. Couldn't the company now afford to pay that little bill it owes the city?
1889 -- 125 years ago: The sum of $4 million in cash in addition to supplies of immense value were forwarded to Jamestown, Pa., from all parts of the country for relief of the sufferers from the great flood.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Board of Education secured a site for the New Central Grammar School by purchasing additional property south of Irving School for $3,400.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The total number of workers employed at the Farmall Works of International Harvester Co. has reached a peak of 5,300, the largest payroll in Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Army engineers testified today that the water levels of Lakes Huron and Michigan are at a 104-year low. The condition is causing a multi-million dollar loss to commercial shipping.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Department of Revenue issued certification for a tax-increment- financing district Friday afternoon, opening one more door for developer Jim Massa to proceed through on his way to establishing an automobile raceway.






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