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 rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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