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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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