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: Quite a number of Negroes have lately been brought here by abolition offers returning from the army in violation of the laws of the state.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Miss Tillie Denkmann, of Rock Island, was making plans to accompany a Davenport family on a tour of Europe.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German advance into Belgium was going apparently without serious check. The American ambassador at Berlin published a denial of the charge that Americans had been ill-treated in Germany.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Seventy-two members of Rock Island High School's 1939 graduating class are preparing to enter college — 34 of them at Augustana.
1964 -- 50 years ago: One of the oldest buildings in Milan, which for a number of years has housed the Milan Hotel, will be razed to make way for a modern, two-story office structure.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Some are blaming it on the sudden influx of insects and the extreme humidity. Still others say the invasion was inspired by a recent movie. But whatever the reason, the Quad-Cities is swarming with bats.




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