Day in history for December 18, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- New officers of Rock Island Council No. 20, Royal and Select Masters, are: J.W. Mathews, H. Burgower, George H. Osborn, W.L. Sweeney, H.C. Cleaveland, William King, A.J. Swanson and Thomas Thornton.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The Rock Island Lines has secured an option on property located at the north side of 5th Avenue between 30th and 31st streets, Rock Island. A new passenger station will be constructed there.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- W.E. Wendel of Rock Island was re-elected president of the Illinois division of the street car operators' union.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Youngsters in the Iowa Hospital School for Severely Handicapped Children at Iowa City have received a television set as an early Christmas gift from 20 businessmen of the Quad-Cities. Because of their physical handicaps the 29 pupils are confined to their school building and see little of outside life or activities.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- A potentially tragic explosion was averted in Moline by a service station manager's hunch that something was wrong. A shipment of 2,000 gallons of unleaded gasoline delivered during the night was mistakenly dumped into the partially filled fuel oil tank at the Martin Oil Co. station. City officials spent a frantic two hours in a successful search for Mrs. John Barker, Moline, who unknowingly purchased the deadly mixture.
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