Day in history for June 14, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The C.R.I. And P. passenger train from the east was about an hour-and-a-half behind time this morning. The delay was caused by an accident to a freight train.

1901 -- 100 years ago
Dr. Gustav A. Andreen was elected to the presidency of Augustana College and Theological Seminary, first alumnus of the college to be made its president.

1926 -- 75 years ago
An enlarged bathing beach and new bath house for Campbell's Island was announced by the Tri-City Railway Company of Illinois.

1951 -- 50 years ago
A cat belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Russell Catour was taken to the farm of a relative, near Atkinson, about two months ago, but evidently tired of farm life. The cat returned to its first owner in Green Rock Sunday morning. Distance between the two homes is about 23 miles. The cat showed visible signs of life on the road. Its feet were cut and bruised from so much walking, but aside from that the cat was in good condition.

1976 -- 25 years ago
Arrival of the EMI-Scanner caused a flurry of excitement at Moline Public Hospital today. The EMI-Scanner is the first whole body scanner that has a revolutionary computerized X-ray system capable of providing a hundred times more diagnostic information than current equipment. The scanner is also the first one in this area and one of the first 20 installed in the United States. It cost $410,000 and weighs 12,000 pounds.

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1864 — 150 years ago: The ARGUS Boys are very anxious to attend the great Democratic mass meeting tomorrow and we shall therefore, print no paper on the day.
1889 — 125 years ago: H.J. Lowery resigned from his position as manager at the Harper House.
1914 — 100 years ago: Curtis & Simonson was the name of a new legal partnership formed by two younger members of the Rock Island County Bar. Hugh Cyrtis and Devore Simonson..
1939 — 75 years ago: Harry Grell, deputy county clerk was named county recorder to fill the vacancy caused by a resignation.
1964 — 50 years ago: A new world wide reader insurance service program offering around the clock accident protection for Argus subscribers and their families is announced today.
1989 — 25 years ago: Tomato plant and other sensitive greenery may have had a hard time surviving overnight as temperatures neared the freezing point.




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