Day in history for August 10, 2005

1855 -- 150 years ago
Nearly all officers and troops had been removed from Ft. Riley, Kansas, as the cholera epidemic continued to sweep through the camp. The chaplain was the only officer remaining on the post.

1880 -- 125 years ago
A live Poland China hog was received here in transit by an express company from Dallas County, Iowa, destined for Alpha, in Henry County.

1905 -- 100 years ago
There was a struggle between the Searle and Allen forces in the Republican congressional contest when the primaries were held.

1930 -- 75 years ago
Robert E. Whalen, 37, president of the National Automobile Racing Association, was killed in Sterling when struck by a race car at the Speedbowl Track.

1955 -- 50 years ago
Bambi, the five-year-old buck deer, familiar to employees of Rock Island Arsenal before his transfer to mating grounds in Loud Thunder Forest Preserve, is dead, the victim of a sudden and unexplained ailment.

1980 -- 25 years ago
Commonwealth Edison Co. and two of its employees were found innocent of fraud and conspiracy charges stemming from the records kept of alleged security infractions at the Quad-Cities Nuclear Generating Station during 1976 and 1977.

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1864 -- 150 years ago: The weather is discouraging for our great Democratic rally tomorrow, but never mind that. Let our Rock Island people show they can make a big procession themselves, rain or shine.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Apparatus arrived for drilling an artesian well on the premises of George Warner's Atlantic Brewery.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The German army continued its attacks on the allies line near the Belgian coast.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Zachert northwest of Buffalo Prairie, burned to the ground.
1964 -- 50 years ago: WVIK-FM, noncommercial educational radio station at Augustana College, will return to the air tomorrow. The station operates at a power of 10 watts at 90.9 megacycles on the frequency modulation band. The station is operated with a staff of 92 students.
1989 -- 25 years ago: An avenue of lights, 13 Christmas trees strung with more than 44,000 sparkling lights, will expand the Festival of Trees beyond the walls of RiverCenter in downtown Davenport in mid-November.


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