Day in history for January 20, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Re-elected officers of the People's National Bank, Rock Island, are Bailey Davenport, John Peetz, Henry Burgower and A. Virgien.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Job Ross died as a result of a concussion incurred in an accident while he was walking in his sleep.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- The uncompleted residence of Joseph R. West at 2526 21st Ave., Rock Island, was damaged extensively by fire.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Quad-City pro basketball fans were presented the alternative of supporting their only major league entry, the Blackhawks, or seeing the National Basketball Association franchise move to Pittsburgh. If retained in the Quad-Cities, the Blackhawks will become a locally owned proposition under a group of stockholders headed by Bryan W. Grafton of Moline. If unsupported, the club will be sold by executive director Ben Kerner to Ike Duffey, millionaire meatpacker who wishes to re-enter basketball after disposing of his pro-cage interests in Anderson, Ind.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- East Moline city council officially approved its sister city. The council unanimously approved ``adopting'' St. Kwintens-Lennick in Belgium as sister city. East Moline's sibling municipality has a population of 5,200 and boasts of 30 saloons and 2 churches, according to Mayor Jan Bascour of St. Kwintens-Lennick.
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