Day in history for October 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
John Zollinger of Port Byron was robbed of $200. A day later the Port Byron Western Union office was burglarized.

1900 -- 100 years ago
H.H. Cleaveland will build a new home at the corner of 20th Street and 9th Avenue, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Sacred Heart Church, Rock Island, has purchased a residence to be used as a convent for sisters teaching at Sacred Heart Parochial School.

1950 -- 50 years ago
A 10-minute sound film, ``Stay in School'' has been made available for use in schools of this area through the Navy recruiting station in Rock Island. The film is designed to aid in preventing students from dropping out of school prematurely.

1975 -- 25 years ago
When the last Halloween pumpkin is sold, the Schwark brothers will close the roadside vegetable stand they've operated for more than 40 years. The brothers, Jerry, 71, and Fred, 74, who have lived on their 80-acre farm on Wolf Road since birth, feel it's time to retire.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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