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: 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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