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 Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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