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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