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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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