Day in history for October 19, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Named to the petit jury for the January term of the circuit court from Rock Island township are: Frank Ill, William Rafferty, Joseph Levy, William H. Thompson, Marcus Henderson, Conrad Speidel, Phil Hein, H.E. Woods, Thomas Devinie, J.W. Graham and Jacob Brockman.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Burglars made off with $1,100 in property from the home of Dr. P.L. McKinnie, Rock Island.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Frank H. Bertelsen, Paul R. Walters, Kirk A. Journy and F.C. Ruggles have been appointed captains of the membership drive for Rock Island Lodge, No. 980, Elks.

1950 -- 50 years ago
Jacqueline Whitacre, Moline, and Clint Westemeyer, Rock Island, were elected by students to reign as queen and king at the homecoming festivities for the first homecoming of Alleman High School, Rock Island. The queen's attendants are Neva Murphy, Rock Island; Joyce Baker, Moline; Pat Hutton, Moline; Mary Ann Lampo, East Moline, and Rosie Carolyn, Rock Island.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Beverly Simmons, Coal Valley, won a $500 savings bond for her entry in Secretary of State Michael Howlett's Bicentennial Essay Contest. ``What is the Spirit of 76?'' was the subject of the essay. There were more than 300,000 entries. Her essay will be read on a special Bicentennial program on WBBM Radio, Chicago.

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