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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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