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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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