Day in history for July 12, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- At a mass meeting of Moline citizens in the schoolhouse, the Moline Protective Society was formed. John Deere stated the purpose of the meeting: to guard property against thieves. Two horses, a buggy and harness have been stolen in Moline lately. Horse thieves take warning.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Rodman Rifles will hold a battalion drill at the Gun Club Park tomorrow.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Frederick Heinz, former Davenport mayor, dropped dead in a New York hotel. He had just returned from seeing his daughter sail for Europe.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- The bodies of Jessie Marks and Howard Hancock, both 16 and both of Moline, have been found in the Mississippi. They had been missing since they started on a boat ride July 3.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- A mother and a father were arrested by East Moline police in the first occurrence of a second violation of the city's revised curfew law. Charged with failure to keep children under 18 off the streets after 11 p.m. were Mrs. Pearl Bowling, 614 22nd St., East Moline, and Stanley Peve, Campbell's Island.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Ray Brundage remembers that day, 66 years ago, when he and his wife settled in Moline. ''There wasn't a thing from 27th Street to 31st Street when we came here,'' and pitched a tent where their house now stands at 2335 31st St., says the 93-year-old Brundage.
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