Day in history for July 28, 2003

1853 -- 150 years ago
The editor of The Argus, J.B. Danforth, Jr., has received from Governor Matteson a commission as ``aide de camp'' to the governor, with the rank of colonel. The editor has received from Sheriff Swander a beautiful sword and from the governor a pair of Colt revolvers. They can be used, if necessary.

1878 -- 125 years ago
Mr. White's Moline Dispatch will make its first appearance in a day or two. It will be as independent in politics as a dyed-in-the-wool Republican can conduct it.

1903 -- 100 years ago
About a hundred teachers in this county have been swindled into buying a set of books for $12.50 which agents falsely claimed the county superintendent wanted the teachers to buy.

1928 -- 75 years ago
Sidney S. Carney, Rock Island County farm advisor, and Glenn M. Wescott, were killed in an auto accident at Hamlet, 22 miles south of Rock Island. The two autos which collided were each traveling at a rate of 30 miles an hour, witnesses said.

1953 -- 50 years ago
Miss Janet Carlson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David L. Carlson, 811 12th Ave., Moline, has received her third consecutive voice scholarship to Juilliard School of Music in New York City.

1978 -- 25 years ago
Mike Fisher shares his rural Geneseo residence with his wife, a son, his hunting dogs, a few sheep and goats, and 400 birds. Fisher, founding director of the Illowa Bird Breeding Association, has been a bird breeder for eight years.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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