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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1889 -- 125 years ago: Rock Island residents had contributed a total of $1,293 to the American Red Cross for the Johnstown flood relief fund.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Capt. Clark Means, new darkhorse twirler for the ARGUS staff, was in great form in his initial contest as a mound laborer. The result was that THE ARGUS trimmed the Union 6-5.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Hunter and Humprey Moody, young Decatur, Ill, brothers, lack only a few hours of establishing a new world light plane endurance record.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Gates of the 110th annual Mercer County Fair swing open tonight at Aledo for a full week of day and night activity. More that $36,000 will be paid in premiums and race purses.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The baseball field carved out of the cornfield near Dyersville, Iowa, continues to keep dreams alive for hundreds of visitors. Tourists from 26 state and France have visited Dan Lansing's farm to see the baseball diamond seen in the hit movie "Field of Dreams."






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