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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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