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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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