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: It is estimated that 300,000 people attended the recent Democratic convention in Chicago when Gen. George B. McClellan of New Jersey was nominated as a candidate for president of the United States.
1889 — 125 years ago: Alderman Frank Ill, Winslow Howard and Captain J.M. Montgomery returned from Milwaukee, where they attended the national Grand Army of the Republic encampment.
1914 — 100 years ago: Three members of the Rock Island YMCA accepted positions as physical directors of other associations. Albert Cook went to Kewanee, C.D. Curtis to Canton and Willis Woods to Leavenworth, Kan.
1939 — 75 years ago: Former President Herbert Hoover appealed for national support of President F.D. Roosevelt and Congress in every effort to keep the United States out of war.
1964 — 50 years ago: The Rock Island Junior chamber pf Commerce has received answers to about 65 % of the 600 questionnaires mailed out recently in a "Community Attitude Survey" to analyze sentiments of citizens towards their city's various recreational, educational, and civic service programs.
1989 — 25 years ago: The two thunderstorms passing through the Quad Cities last night and early today left some area residents reaching for their flashlights.






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