Day in history for May 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- The Maine liquor law, which would prohibit the sale of alcoholic liquor, has been killed in the New York legislature.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Dr. Calvin Truesdale, B.D. Buford and J.S. Drake, members of Gideon's Band, attended the annual meeting of the directors of that Bible organization at Island Wild near Burlington, Wis.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Terms of officers were changed from six months to a year as the Tri-City Labor Congress revised its by-laws.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Federal agents posed as coal miners to obtain evidence on which they arrested 20 Tri-City persons on charges of violating the liquor prohibition law.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- The Ritz Theater's 30-year life in Rock Island will end with tonight's performances. It became the third Quad-Cities theater to close in the last month.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Fourteen-year-old Jeanne Coral, Moline, is alive today because her cousin and classmate at John Deere Junior High School took some pretty good notes during a health education class. Jeanne was sucking on a jawbreaker when suddenly it became lodged in her throat. A group of students noticed she was having difficulty breathing and began slapping her on the back. Suddenly, 14-year-old Jack Myers came out of nowhere and applied the lifesaving Heimlich maneuver. Jack said he's never saved anybody's life before, but now he's making plans that might put him in that role permanently.
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