Day in history for June 12, 2000

1875 -- 125 years ago
Dennis Brennan, Rock Island, was injured seriously when a circular saw snapped at Keator's Mill on Arsenal Street. Pieces of the saw slashed Brennan's left hip and arm.

1900 -- 100 years ago
Miss Ruth Wistrand of Moline was elected president of the Augustana Conservatory Alumni Association.

1925 -- 75 years ago
Eli Mosenfelder sold his 2nd Avenue property to Charles Brady of Rock Island who will lease the building as a new department store.

1950 -- 50 years ago
The Student Union building just west of Ericsson Field on the Augustana College campus was struck by lightning about noon today. Firemen were searching for the fire in the top portion of the building, which was the former Bethany Home. Earl Chrogott, who was driving on 5th Avenue, saw the bolt of lightning strike and turned in the alarm. Firemen said the front end of the cupola was torn off.

1975 -- 25 years ago
Moline ambulance attendant Jerome Tebockhorst literally gave someone the shirt off his back, but it wasn't a voluntary gesture. He hung his shirt on the station ladder truck before the start of his shift when a general alarm came. The shirt was lost somewhere en route to the scene. Attempts to locate the $15 shirt with a fire department badge worth $10 proved fruitless.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The ferry boat, Rock Island, having been put in good order at the boat yard is now making her regular trips, much to the gratification of those who have to cross the river.
1889 -- 125 years ago: W.J. Gamble, for many years superintendent of the Moline & Rock Island railway, leased the Fourth Avenue Hotel and renovated and refurnished it throughout.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Pending the building of new public schools or additions to the present ones to provide adequate room for all the children, the board of education decided that pupils younger than 6 years old would not be accepted in Rock Island schools.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The fifth annual New Windsor Fair and Horse show, which has been delayed for two days because of unfavorable weather, got off to a new start last night. The parade was held this morning.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Rock Island County Fair and Rodeo will celebrate its silver anniversary this year. The fair opens Tuesday and will run through Saturday and offers entertainment and activity for young and old.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Earl Hanson School, Rock Island, joins the Program to Assist Latch Key Student, which aids working parents. PALS is a before and after school program for grades 1-6 in certain Rock Island public and private schools.




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