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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