Day in history for August 12, 2002
- 1852 -- 150 years ago
- One physician advances the guess that diseases may be communicated by bank notes. If subscribers will pay up, The Argus editor is willing to run the risk.
- 1877 -- 125 years ago
- Because of low water, fewer steamboats are plying the upper Mississippi River than in any season for the past 30 years.
- 1902 -- 100 years ago
- Determined to halt horse-drawn street cars, the people of Sears (now south Rock Island) tore up the tracks of the Tri-City Railway Company. The track removing was halted by a court injunction, which was read to the officials of the village.
- 1927 -- 75 years ago
- The Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees hold good leads in the major league baseball races. Rock Island is in last place in the 8-team Mississippi Valley league.
- 1952 -- 50 years ago
- Members of the Mercy Hospital advisory committee today began the study of bids totaling close to $2,500,000 for the construction of a new wing. A decision on awarding the contracts is expected to be announced within 10 days and beginning of construction may be possible this summer.
- 1977 -- 25 years ago
- Moline aldermen will attempt to avenge a defeat in softball and lawn bowling last year at the hands of East Moline councilmen. The rematch softball game is set for Aug. 28 and the lawn bowling match Sept. 18. Officials said the softball game will be a benefit to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy.
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