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: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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