Day in history for September 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
The barn owned by John Wilkins of Munson was destroyed by fire. The loss totaled $2,500.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Three cars of provisions donated by Quad-Citians were attached to a special train and shipped to the Galveston storm sufferers.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Miss Georgia First was named assistant principal of Rock Island High School.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The highest record for the production of milk and butterfat in Rock Island County during August was an average of 1,026 pounds of milk and 36.5 pounds of butterfat by the Holstein herd of Lester Stone of Hampton. It includes 10 cows. A Holstein owned by Mayor Melvin L. McKay of Rock Island was the greatest individual producer, with 2,110 pounds of milk and 69.5 pounds of buttefat.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Kenneth Porter, 13, a student at United Township High School, loves to practice his ``Preacher LeRoy'' impersonation, which he uses to entertain fellow students and friends. Porter has gained quite a reputation for his impersonations, which include Flip Wilson, Geraldine Jones, Richard Nixon, Humphrey Bogart, Katharine Hepburn and Bela Lugosi. Kenneth is ``determined to be a television star just as soon as possible.''

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.








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