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: A corps of surgeons now occupies the new hospital quarters at the Garrison Hospital on the Rock Island Arsenal. A fence has been installed to enclose the prison hospital.
1889 -- 125 years ago: B. Winter has let a contract to Christ Schreiner for a two story brick building with a double store front on the south side of 3rd Avenue just west of 17th Street. The estimated cost was $4,500.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Germany sent simultaneous ultimatums to Russia and France, demanding that Russia suspend mobilization within 12 hours and demanding that France inform Germany within 18 hours. In the case of war between Germany and Russia, France would remain neutral.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Civil service offices at the post office and the Rock Island Arsenal were swamped as more than 700 youths sought 15 machinist apprenticeships at the Arsenal.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Last night, American Legion Post 246 in Moline figuratively handed over the trousers to a female ex-Marine and petticoat rule began. Olga Swanson, of Moline, was installed as the first woman commander of the post .
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Illinois Quad City Civic Center captured the excitement and interest of a convention of auditorium managers this weekend in Reno, Nev. Bill Adams, civic center authority chairman, said the 10,000-seat arena planned for downtown Moline has caught the eye of construction firms, suppliers, management teams and concession groups.








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