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: A fine lumber mill is on the course of erection at Andalusia. A flouring mill at that location is doing a fine business.
1889 — 125 years ago: J.B. Lidders, past captain of Beardsley Camp, Sons of Veterans, returned from Paterson, N.Y., where he attended the National Sons of Veterans encampments.
1914 — 100 years ago: President Wilson announced that he had received from the imperial chancellor of Germany a noncommittal reply to his inquiry into a report that the emperor was willing to discuss terms of peace.
1939 — 75 years ago: Delegates at the Illinois Conference of the Methodist Church in Springfield voted to raise the minimum pay of ministers so that every pastor would get at least $1,000 annually.
1964 — 50 years ago: An audience of more than 2,600 persons jammed into the Davenport RKO Orpheum theater with a shoe horn feasted on a Miller-Diller evening that was a killer night. Phyllis Diller sent the audience with her offbeat humor. And send them she did! It was Miss Diller's third appearance in the Quad-Cities area.
1989 — 25 years ago: A few years ago, a vacant lot on 7th Avenue and 14th Street in Rock Island was a community nuisance. Weeds grew as high 18 inches. Today, the lot has a new face, thanks to Michael and Sheila Rind and other neighbors who helped them turn it into a park three weeks ago.





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