Day in history for December 10, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Here it is in a nutshell. If you would live long -- keep your feet warm and dry, eat and drink with moderation, breathe as much fresh air as you can, get all the sleep you can, be regular in all your habits, keep your conscience clear, fret over nothing, keep out of debt, control your passions, and avoid quack doctors.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Andrew Brown of Orion was critically injured when he fell from a moving passenger train he was trying to board. His left leg was amputated.

1925 -- 75 years ago
F.D. Esely was named chancellor commander of the Fort Armstrong Lodge, Knights of Pythias.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Rock Island and Quad-City police today continued a search for burglars who stole a 690-pound money chest, containing $1,268, from the main office and plant of Jacobs Cleaners, 1125 46th Ave., Rock Island, early yesterday morning.

1975 -- 25 years ago
At least one member of the Rock Island County Board thinks trees at Indian Bluff Golf Course should be protected by lightning rods. John Davis, D-Moline, complained that a large tree near the green on the number 8 hole was recently struck by lightning and has been cut down, changing the play of the hole. It would cost about $30 per tree, plus labor, to install the lightning rods. Davis urged that consideration be given to trees whose location influence play.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Because of the National Fast, no paper will be issued from this office tomorrow.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Attracting considerable attention is a sunflower stalk 15 feet high and still growing in the yard of Dr. C. Speidel on 23rd Street in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The municipal bathing beach proposition came up again at the city commission's meeting and a proposition passed, provided that a locker room be constructed at the foot of 7th Street for the accommodation of the bathers.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for erecting a $14,000 warehouse to replace the frame structure at the rear of the Augustana Book Concern were announced.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Hours for tours of the new Deere & Co. Administrative Center on John Deere Road will be changed, effective Monday.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Tuesday night at the Great Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band gave its fans more than they possibly could have expected. The band took the stage at 9:07 p.m. and didn't leave until 10:40.









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