Day in history for May 20, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- As the Alex Mitchell whistled, preparatory to landing, the sound was conducted with such force towards the bluffs, that 100 cans of peaches arranged on an upper shelf in Anderson's Grocery fell to the floor.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Fire partially destroyed two spans of the trestle on the Q road this side of the Rock River bridge. The special train returning with about 150 Moline High School pupils from the Military Tract oratorical and athletic contest was delayed several hours.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's delegation to the 31st annual convention of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs acquired a rival for the honor of entertaining the federation in its 1927 convention, the rival being Danville.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- A Rock Island man is minus a portion of his nose today. Last night he peered through an open but barred window separating a rest room and another room at Bea's Bowery. He had the misfortune of looking through the window at the same time a dog peered through the window in the opposite side. The dog snapped and the top of his nose was severed.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Sabrina Moore, daughter of Mrs. Jane Moore, Rock Island, will receive the Girl Scouts of the USA Honorable Mention Lifesaving Award in ceremonies at Camp Shabonee. While she was riding on a school bus with other students, one of the other girls had a serious asthma attack. After giving first aid measures to the ill girl, Miss Moore went home with her and gave her needed medication.
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