Day in history for October 20, 2001
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- The steamer Bell of LaCrosse blew out both ends of one of its cylinders just after the craft went through the draw of the Rock Island bridge.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- Stockholders of the Tri-City Railway Company reelected E.E. Cook, Davenport, president; F.C. Denkmann, Rock Island, vice president, and J.F. Lardner, secretary-general manager.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Nearly $11,000 was pledged in the first day of the drive toward the 1926 Community Chest goal of $66,000.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Television has a new code of ethics which permits performers to say damn or hell, if they have to, but makes the plunging neckline strictly taboo if it would offend home viewers. Jokes about traveling salesmen and farmer's daughters are out-of-bounds along with such words as nuts and nertz. The code was adopted yesterday by the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- Nearly 2,000 cheering members of the striking United Auto Workers union voted overwhelming support for their negotiators in talks currently suspended with Deere And Co. The Deere strike, idling some 27,000 workers in six states, 7,800 of them in the Quad-Cities, is in its third week. Union negotiators briefed the members on the latest Deere proposal for a new three-year contract, and heard elements of the union's counterproposal.
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