Day in history for August 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Burglars attempted to enter the house of Porter Skinner, Rock Island, but were driven off by Policeman Chris Mitsch.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The Neptune, the most complete steamboat on the upper Mississippi, is preparing to take the place of the steamer Saturn, which was destroyed by a fire at the Kahike boat yards, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
An ordinance providing for a $119,000 storm drain in southwest Rock Island was given its first reading at the Rock Island city council session.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Novelaires, a Rock Island women's barbershop quartet, were selected to appear on Sunday's ABC broadcast with the Hormel girls' orchestra and chorus, and to sing at the radio and stage show Saturday night in the Rock Island high school auditorium. Members of the group, all Rock Islanders, are: Mrs. Glenna Anderson, Mrs. Mary Sullivan, Miss Margaret Kerans, and Mrs. Sidney Jeanne Reid.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Bruce Dorbeck, Wendell Moore and East Moline Mayor Dennis Jacobs, shared the duties of turning the first spadeful of dirt for a new East Moline Wholesale facility. The new facility, co-owned by Dorbeck and Moore, will be located on six acres in the city's industrial park at a cost of $310,000.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




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