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: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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