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 new steamer, Keithsburg, now is at our levee taking on board the balance of her fixtures preparatory to assuming her position on the daily Rock Island and Keokuk line.
1889 -- 125 years ago: C.W. Hawes was appointed deputy county clerk by county clerk Donaldson.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Mrs. O.E. child, of Moline, was named president of the Women's Home Missionary Society of the Methodist Church Rock Island District of the Central Illinois conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Augustana College is making plans for a drive for funds to erect a field house and make football field improvements.
1964 -- 50 years ago: A expanded election coverage system featuring a 16-foot chalkboard showing up to the minute running totals, attracted a large and enthusiastic crowd to The Argus newsroom last night.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Balloons frame Rock Island attorney Stewart Winstein who was given a surprise party in the rotunda of the Rock Island County Courthouse on Thursday to honor his 50th year of practicing law.




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