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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