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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