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: 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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