Day in history for November 12, 2004
- 1854 -- 150 years ago
- At the election this week, Mercer County voters approved making a loan of $100,000 to the Warsaw And Rockford railroad.
- 1879 -- 125 years ago
- The Coal Valley Mining Company has forestalled a threatened strike by raising wages and also increasing the price of coal. For 16 years the company has not had a strike.
- 1904 -- 100 years ago
- Lucy Page Gaston, president of the Anti-Cigarette League, addressed pupils of Longfellow and Irving schools. She was the guest of the Rock Island Ministerial Alliance.
- 1929 -- 75 years ago
- George Youngvorst, 11, was fatally injured when he was dragged half a mile by a running cow near Moline. The boy was unable to free himself from a lead rope which he had wound around his waist.
- 1954 -- 50 years ago
- Gambling has returned to Rock Island, despite the explicit orders of the mayor and the city administration to Chief of Police Claus Miller to keep the city free from gambling and vice. The gambling which has been observed in Rock Island is more than casual, The Argus has been informed on reliable evidence.
- 1979 -- 25 years ago
- Fix them or forget them? That's the question Carbon Cliff Optimist Club members must resolve after repeated vandalism to the two school bus shelters the club built to protect village youngsters from winter's icy winds.
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