Day in history for October 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
S.S. Guyer, William Jackson and Frank Boney were named to a committee on credentials at the Republican county convention.

1900 -- 100 years ago
The new railroad bridge to be constructed across Rock River will be 3,700 feet long.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Burglars obtained jewels and cash in raids on the home of James Anderson and August Wilken's Grocery Store in Rock Island.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Schools in Rock Island County will get a $95,278.96 slice of the $1,992,731.47 certified by Vernon L. Nickell, state superintendent of public instruction for special education work. Programs covered by the state funds include aid for physically handicapped, deaf or hard of hearing, blind and defective vision, speech defects, crippled, cardiac, epileptic and home-bound as well as educable mentally handicapped and maladjusted children.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Three Chicago youths are in the Geneseo jail today facing a number of possible charges after leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour. State police said the chase began after they were called about a car with four youths which left the Gulf Plaza service station near Atkinson without paying for the gas. The chase ended when the car crashed into the pumps at Bob Klavon's 76 service station in Geneseo.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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