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: The store of Devoe and Crampton was entered and robbed of about $500 worth of gold pens and pocket cutlery last night.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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