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 told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.


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