Day in history for November 19, 2001
- 1851 -- 150 years ago
- Captain Wilson's application for an exclusive ferry privilege was rejected.
- 1876 -- 125 years ago
- Weyerhaeuser and Denkmann's sawmill was shut down for the winter after a very busy and profitable season.
- 1901 -- 100 years ago
- The annual industrial fair opened with the largest attendance ever for an opening night.
- 1926 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's first blizzard of the fall and a record November storm blanketed the city with 7 inches of snow.
- 1951 -- 50 years ago
- Residents in the southwest section of Rock Island were saturated with Sunday reading material yesterday morning, according to a report received by police. Hyman M. Andich, manager of the Rock Island News Agency, said seven bundles of Sunday newspapers, containing 175 papers to the bundle, were stolen between 3 and 5 o'clock in the morning from outside Doden's Drugstore, 18th Avenue and 11th Street. Andich said the papers, valued at $25, were scattered all over the southwest section of the city.
- 1976 -- 25 years ago
- The second phase of a major reconstruction project at the Quad-City Airport was approved today by the Metropolitan Airport Authority. Airport Manager George Kirk said the project, which will include a third phase to lengthen the runway an additional 2,000 feet, will make the airport capable of handling the larger four-engine jet aircraft.
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