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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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