Day in history for November 20, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- The new 140-foot chimney at Weyerhaeuser And Denkmann's saw mill has been completed. The builder was Peter Farrell.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- Principal J.F. Darby of Rock Island High School will referee the Minnesota-Northwestern football game.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- The light committee of the Rock Island city council recommended installation of 41 new street lights at a cost of $1,000.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Burlington Railroad officials were puzzled today as to the cause of the train wreck in Erie yesterday when 30 cars of a fast freight piled up on a 150-foot section of track. Two wreckers, one from Galesburg and the other from Aurora, are still busy clearing the debris, a job that will take about 36 hours. Unofficial reports by several persons who hurried to the crash site were that a switch from the main line onto a passing track jarred loose and caused a derailment.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- The selection process for an architect to design the proposed 5th Avenue mall downtown Moline got under way. A joint committee of public officials and private businessmen was formed with Earl H. Beling, president of the First Moline Neighborhood Redevelopment Corp., chairman. The redevelopment group proposed a five block pedestrian mall for the area bounded by 4th and 6th Avenues and 19th and 15th Streets.
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