Day in history for October 12, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- S.S. Guyer, William Jackson and Frank Boney were named to a committee on credentials at the Republican county convention.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- The new railroad bridge to be constructed across Rock River will be 3,700 feet long.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Burglars obtained jewels and cash in raids on the home of James Anderson and August Wilken's Grocery Store in Rock Island.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- Schools in Rock Island County will get a $95,278.96 slice of the $1,992,731.47 certified by Vernon L. Nickell, state superintendent of public instruction for special education work. Programs covered by the state funds include aid for physically handicapped, deaf or hard of hearing, blind and defective vision, speech defects, crippled, cardiac, epileptic and home-bound as well as educable mentally handicapped and maladjusted children.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Three Chicago youths are in the Geneseo jail today facing a number of possible charges after leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 110 miles per hour. State police said the chase began after they were called about a car with four youths which left the Gulf Plaza service station near Atkinson without paying for the gas. The chase ended when the car crashed into the pumps at Bob Klavon's 76 service station in Geneseo.
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