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: Charles M. Osborn of this city, a lawyer of prominence, who voted for Lincoln in 1860 is now out strong for McClellan and will take the stump for him.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The George Fleming company had begun its dried fruit packing in a branch plant on 16th Street, Rock Island, employing nearly a hundred workers.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The cornerstone of the new Eagles home was laid. Building committee members were John Kobeman, Fred Ehmke and Frank Wich.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Former Kaiser Wilhelm, in exile, is sad as the Nazis march with communists.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Ninety-two members of the acappella choir at Davenport's West High School today accepted an invitation to perform at the New York World's Fair on June 13, 1965.
1989 -- 25 years ago: A Rock Island woman is one of 50 winners of $10,000 in cash in the Illinois State Lottery's "Celebration "89" instant ticket game. Dawn Loeffler was the third winner to be chosen through daily drawings that began Aug. 28 and will run 50 consecutive days.






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