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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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