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: Some persons are negotiating for 80 feet of ground on Illinois Street with a view of erecting four stores thereon. It would serve a better purpose if the money was invested in neat tenement houses.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Central station, car house and stables of the Moline-Rock Island Horse Railway line of the Holmes syndicate, together with 15 cars and 42 head of horses, were destroyed by fire. The loss was at $15,000.
1914 — 100 years ago: Vera Cruz, Mexico, after a day and night of resistance to American forces, gradually ceased opposition. The American forces took complete control of the city.
1939 — 75 years ago: Dr. R. Bruce Collins was reelected for a second term as president of the Lower Rock Island County Tuberculosis Association.
1964 — 50 years ago: Work is scheduled to begin this summer on construction of a new men's residence complex and an addition to the dining facilities at Westerlin Hall at Augustana College.
1989 — 25 years ago: Special Olympics competitors were triple winners at Rock Island High School Saturday. The participants vanquished the rain that fell during the competition, and some won their events; but most important, they triumphed over their own disabilities.




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