Day in history for November 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Nominal damage was caused by fire on the roof of Smith's Drug Store, Milan.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The river season is near the end, and already a large number of boats are laying up for the winter and repairs.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Margaret Searle, Rock Island, has written an article to appear in Harper's Magazine.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Police this morning launched a search for safe burglars and a 400-pound, bright green safe which contained $500 in cash and checks before it was stolen last night or early this morning from Dahlen's Drugstore, 2528 18th Ave., Rock Island. Detective Sergeant Thomas P. Donnelly said burglars rolled the safe out the rear door of the drugstore and loaded it into a vehicle which was parked in a rear driveway. Burglars entered the store by breaking a plate glass pane in the front door.

1975 -- 25 years ago
``Riverside Retreat'' is the name chosen for the alcoholism treatment center which recently moved to 1904 3rd Ave., Rock Island. According to Dr. Rip O'Keefe, program coordinator, the name, judged the best entry in a staff contest, was submitted by Mary Willis, secretary for the center's director. The new quarters provide more than 25,000 square feet on the first three floors of the Fort Armstrong Hotel.

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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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