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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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