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: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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