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: Sheriff McLaughlin had the misfortune to dislocate his right shoulder some days ago when his carriage upset. He is now able to walk about but has a very sore shoulder.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A kindergarten was started in the downtown district of Rock Island with the Misses Dodie Hawes and Grace Knowlton as teachers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pope Pius X died in Rome.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Rock Island's new theater was named Esquire.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The J.I. Case Co. plant in Bettendorf will add from 150 to 200 employees by Jan. 1 a spokesman for the company said today. The Bettendorf Works today had a payroll of 1,350, but an increased production schedule will require additional people.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illowa Council Boy Scouts of America reached and passed its campaign goal in a drive that began 14 months ago by raising more than $2.2 million for the expansion of Loud Thunder Reservation near Andalusia.






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