Day in history for July 12, 2003
- 1853 -- 150 years ago
- The good steamboat Ben West, L.A. Welton, Master, now visits us every week, as a regular packet from St. Louis to Galena. She is a staunch and good boat, well appointed and well commanded.
- 1878 -- 125 years ago
- The Socialists locally have lost votes by their failure to have the courage to endorse the 8-hour working day proposals.
- 1903 -- 100 years ago
- Many from here will attend the national convention of Civil War veterans in San Francisco next month.
- 1928 -- 75 years ago
- Rock Island's baseball team leads others in the Mississippi Valley league in attendance during the first two months of the season.
- 1953 -- 50 years ago
- The reward was increased to $5,000 today for information leading to arrests and convictions in Rock Island's double bombing. Publishers of the Moline Dispatch announced they are contributing $1,000 to the original sum of $3,000 posted by The Argus for solution of the bombing mystery, and the publishers of the Daily Times and Morning Democrat announced they, too, will contribute $1,000.
- 1978 -- 25 years ago
- The assistant to the president of Black Hawk College has been appointed executive assistant to the president of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Dr. James R. Buck, 35, of Moline, was named to the post Thursday. He will assume the new position Aug. 1. Buck has been employed at Black Hawk since 1966.
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