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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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