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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