Day in history for July 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Samuel Morrison drowned when he fell from a skiff opposite the foot of Western Avenue, Davenport.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Dr. S.G. Youngert was elected secretary of the board of directors of the Augustana Book Concern in Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Harry W. Olson, Rock Island, was appointed deputy sheriff to fill a vacancy on the force.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Pfc. Howard D. Held, 19, of East Moline, is the first known Quad-Cities area casualty in the Korean War. The young man, son of Stella McCoy, 1739 10th Ave., East Moline, was listed as injured in a defense department war casualty report issued today in Washington, D.C. A telegram received by his mother yesterday said he suffered a leg wound.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Raul Gomez, Moline, his wife and four children will be vacationing in Mexico in August using some of the $25,000 he won in the Illinois Lottery's Super Slam. Mr. Gomez took second place in the drawing for $1,000 a month for life. He was ``stunned'' and ``couldn't believe'' he had won, but when he got home the whole family was celebrating and wanting to know how much their cut of the winnings was.

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1864 — 150 years ago: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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