Day in history for August 12, 2000
- 1875 -- 125 years ago
- Mrs. E. Hoover was fatally injured when thrown from a carriage pulled by a runaway horse.
- 1900 -- 100 years ago
- F.C.A. Denkmann, Rock Island, and Frederick Weyerhaeuser of St. Paul made a joint donation of $5,000 to the German Lutheran Church.
- 1925 -- 75 years ago
- Servus Rubber Company will add 125 men to its present force, increasing its monthly payroll to $12,000.
- 1950 -- 50 years ago
- It's a good thing to have friends. If you don't believe that, ask Orrin Bowden of 1020 12th Ave., Rock Island. Bowden, who is in the midst of building a new home for his family in the Oak Lawn addition in East Moline, lost two fingers in an accident at the Silvis Shops, Rock Island Lines, Monday. But, Bowden has a lot of friends in the electrical shop where he is employed, and today 15 of them were busily working on Bowden's house.
- 1975 -- 25 years ago
- Moline may have the first bicentennial bridal party this month when Terry Heisel and Dennis Bridges are wed in Moline's Gospel Temple. The bride will wear a hand-sewn gown like a bride of 1776 would have worn. Her seven bridesmaids will precede her in Martha Washington-styled cotton frocks with aprons and parasols. The men will be suited a la Ben Franklin in velvet knee breeches and a waistcoat. The wedding party will arrive at the church via horsedrawn buggy.
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