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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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