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: 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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