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: Col. H.F. Sickless informs us that there will be new organization of troops in this state under the call for more men.
1889 -- 125 years ago: James Normoyle arrived home after graduating from West Point with honors in the class of 1889. He was to report to Fort Brady, Mich., as second lieutenant in the 23rd Infantry.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Austria Hungary declared war on Serbia. Germany and Austria refused an invitation of Sir Edward Grey to join Great Britain at a mediation conference.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Dr. William Mayo, the last of the three famous Mayo brother surgeons, died at the age of 78.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the biggest horse shows of the season was held yesterday at Hillandale Arena on Knoxville Road under the sponsorship of the Illowa Horsemen's Club.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Davenport is like a gigantic carnival this weekend with the Bix Arts Fest taking over 12 square blocks of the downtown area. A festive atmosphere prevailed Friday as thousands of people turned out to sample what the Arts Fest has to offer.








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