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: 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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