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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