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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1864 -- 150 years ago: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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