Day in history for April 12, 2007

1857 -- 150 years ago
Our list of subscribers to the Daily Argus has been steadily increasing for several months, it is now almost as large as both the other dailies in the city combined.

1882 -- 125 years ago
It is expected that Robert Ingersoll will soon lecture in Rock Island, although no date has been set.

1907 -- 100 years ago
Dr. S.B. Hall of Rock Island was elected president of the Rock Island County Medical Society at the annual meeting held last night at the Hotel Harms.

1932 -- 75 years ago
Allotment of $40,800 for relief of Rock Island County unemployed has been made from the Illinois emergency relief commission fund.

1957 -- 50 years ago
The athletic career of one of the Quad-Cities brightest prep athletes Len Pecaut will end with the current baseball season. Pecaut revealed to The Argus yesterday that he is one of a group of four Alleman students who will attend the Viatorian Novitiate in Arlington Heights, Ill., next year to begin study for the priesthood.

1982 -- 25 years ago
Gordon Weaver, a fiction writer and poet who is a Moline native, will judge the annual Davenport Awards in Fiction April 28-30 at Knox College, Galesburg. He has published three novels, four short story collections and about 70 stories in literary magazines and anthologies.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: Yesterday some bold thief stole a full bolt of calico from a box in front of Wadsworth's store, where it was on exhibition.
1889 -- 125 years ago: A team belonging to Peter Priese got away from its driver and made a mad run across the Rock Island Bridge. The driver was thrown from his seat but not hurt.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Carlton Taylor was appointed district deputy grand master for the 14th
Masonic District of Illinois.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Moline's million dollar municipal airport was dedicated to air transportation and the national defense by Lt. Gov. John Stelle.
1964 -- 50 years ago: THE ARGUS will be election headquarters for Rock Island County tomorrow night, and the public is invited to watch the operation. The closing of the polls at 6 p.m. will mark the start of open house in the newsroom. Visitors will see staff members receiving, tabulating and posting returns.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Few bricks actually tumbled, but no one seemed to mind as about 1,000 people gathered to celebrate the formal start of demolition at the site of a downtown civic center.




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