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: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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