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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