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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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