Day in history for July 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- Prairiefield is the name of a new post office established on the Knoxville Road, south of Rock Island. S.H. Bartlett is the postmaster.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Marshal Hawes and his police are deserving of great praise for their insistence on a cleaner city. Rock Island's alleys and back yards never looked better.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Socialists of Rock Island and Moline held a convention. They nominated P.J. Carlson, Rock Island, for representative of this district in the Illinois legislature.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- Colonel Charles A. Lindbergh, trans-Atlantic air hero, will visit the Tri-Cities next month, while on tour of the nation in his Spirit of St. Louis.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Chosen one of two Illinois girls to attend the National 4-H camp in Washington, D.C., Juanita Johnston says the 2-week trip was well worth the nine years of 4-H work it took to win the top honor. Miss Johnston, a junior at Western Illinois College at Macomb, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Johnston of near Preemption.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Scott Thompson, former Moline and University of Iowa basketball star, is on a basketball tour of Argentina. Thompson, 1976 Iowa graduate, is with the Airliner team, made up of other former Iowa cage stars. Airliner won the National AAU Tournament last spring and was invited to Argentina for a 12-game, 18-day tour.
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