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: After Sept. 1, every small box of matches will be required to have a 3 cent duty Lincoln stamp on it, and every large box will be one cent for every 100 matches.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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