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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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