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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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