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: Journeymen shoemakers of Rock Island struck for higher wages yesterday morning, asking 25 percent increases. Employers have acceded to their demand.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Lighting struck wires of the Merchants Electric Light Co. during a furious storm, and many Rock Island business houses were compelled to resort to gas as a means of illumination.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Members of the First Church of Christ, Scientist, decided to erect a new edifice at a cost of about $60,000.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Willard Anderson, junior forward for the Augustana College basketball team, which won 17 out of 22 contests, was elected captain of the quintet.
1964 -- 50 years ago: John Hoffman, Moline, president of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts, will be honored for his 50 years in scouting by members of the council at a dinner Thursday evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Quad-Cities has what is believed to be the area's first elite-class gymnast. It's the stuff upon which Olympic competitors are made. Tiffany Chapman, of Rock Island, not only has earned the highest possible gymnast ranking, she won the honor at age 11.






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