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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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