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: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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