Day in history for September 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The Moline City Council should establish and enforce a law prohibiting the people from removing the weeds from the sidewalks adjoining their premises. Such a law would be strictly observed.

1900 -- 100 years ago
E.C. Berry, Rock Island, resigned as president of the Tri-City Labor Congress.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Augustana College is one of the eight Illinois colleges comprising the new athletic conference organized at Peoria.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Workmen of the Viking Automatic Sprinkler Company, Chicago, are installing sprinkler systems in the Irving, Lincoln and Hawthorne Schools in Rock Island as a fire precaution. The project in the three schools will be completed in about six weeks.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Closing smaller elementary schools would be the last resort, but a continued decline in enrollment means that possibility can't be ruled out, Moline school officials said. The sixth day attendance at Moline schools is 11,280, down 246 students from last year and 1,421 from September, 1969, the record year. Supt. Theodore Rockafellow said he is committed to the neighborhood school concept and ``would rather do anything before closing a smaller school.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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