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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1864 -- 150 years ago: Telegraph reports state that, about 6 o'clock on the evening of the 20th, Quantrill, with about 800 of his thieves and robbers, surrounded Lawrence, Kan., and burned it to the ground.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Newton Beer's production of "Lost in London," which had a successful run for three seasons, was presented at Harper's Theater.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army commanded by Fran Duke Albrecht of Wurtemburg defeated the French army at Neufchmtenu.
1939 -- 75 years ago: John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline is starting a four-story, $104,000 addition to the combine assembly building.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Short Hills Country Club held onto its lead yesterday despite a rally by host Davenport Country Club and claimed the team title in the Sunshine Cup golf series.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Quad-Citians can look forward to more excitement and fun at this year's Rock Island Labor Day parade at 9:30 a.m. Sept 4, say organizers. This years theme is "Celebrate Rock Island."






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