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: It is rumored in the streets that the 13 negroes sent to Quincy on the Moline quota were refused. We think this must be a mistake.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Harvey McKenna, of Detroit, billiard player matched to play Wizard Schafer in New York in January for the world championship, was a professional friend and manager, Billy Catton in Rock Island.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Levi Cralle, former Rock Island county sheriff, had come from his farm near Mitchell, S.D. to visit friends in the city.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Work is being rushed on the new high school building in Orion to replace the one destroyed by fire last winter. Classes are being held in churches.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Rehearsals for the 84th season of the Handel Oratorio Society chorus will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday on the stage of Centennial Hall, Augustana College.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Rock Island City Council's plan announced this week to have the federal government vacate Valley Homes public housing and move residents to Arsenal Courts to reduce density may not be feasible.






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