Day in history for July 12, 2001

1876 -- 125 years ago
The C.R.I. And P. engines at Davenport have to come to Rock Island to turn around, as the turntable there is out of repair.

1901 -- 100 years ago
There were 18 entries for the fourth preliminary match for the women's handicap golf cup to be played for on the Arsenal golf links.

1926 -- 75 years ago
Arrangements have been perfected for the unveiling of a bronze marker at the intersection of 9th and 12th streets, Rock Island, the site of the western-most battle of the American Revolution.

1951 -- 50 years ago
Approximately two hundred and fifty persons are expected to join this evening in honoring East Moline's Mayor B.H. Ryan, president of the East Moline State Bank and recently elected president of the Illinois Bankers Association, on the occasion of a testimonial dinner being held for him by the East Moline-Silvis Association of Commerce at the Ship's Wheel on Campbell's Island. Following the dinner a brief program will be held.

1976 -- 25 years ago
John Lister, the golf pro from ``Down Under,'' was ``down under'' par more than enough to win the 1976 Ed McMahon Quad-Cities Open at Oakwood County Club. The 29-year-old New Zealander, who never had won in six years on the United States tour, showed few effects of taking the lead into the final day and parlaying it into a $20,000 first prize check with a four-under 67 round and a tournament record tying 268 total, 14-under par.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The female sex seems to have gone crazy on the subject of dry goods. When high prices keep them from increasing their wardrobes, they turn to stealing. Yard goods, hats, shoes and other items are being picked up and carried home.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Members of Everts Commandery No. 18, Knights Templar, under Commander H.C. Cleaveland, marched from the Masonic Temple to Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Easter services.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Nate Hultgren pitched the Augustana College baseball team to a 10-3 victory over Carthage, striking out 11 men and allowing only four hits.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Marvel Leonhardi, a Rock Island High School senior, was the winner of an essay contest on advertising sponsored by The Argus and Advertising Age, a national advertising publication.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Augustana College band drew a crowd of 1,200 people for its annual home concert in Centennial Hall. The size of the crowd was indicative of the fact the band is rapidly approaching the stature of the Augustana Choir.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A benefit to raise money for extracurricular activities in the Rock Island Milan School District will be April 27 at the Quad City Downs harness race track. People buying $17.50 tickets to the second annual "Night at the Quad City Downs" will be entitled to an evening of harness racing and dinner.






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